Plastic bag ban increases waste

The Alaska Journal of Commerce published a guest column arguing against Anchorage’s plastic bag ban. An assembly member  described plastic bags as a “voluminous” “waste stream,” but as reported by National Geographic, plastic grocery store bags produce 70 percent fewer emissions, 80 percent less solid waste, 94 percent less waterborne waste, and consume 40 percent less energy than paper bag equivalents.

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