Why are politicians suddenly cancelling their plastic bag bans? Because of COVID-19, of course.
San Francisco Was the First Major City To Ban Plastic Bags. Now It's Banning Reusable Bags To Combat Coronavirus.
Preserving consumer choice allows stores and shoppers to respond nimbly to uncertain risks.
Much-maligned single-use plastics make a comeback in a newly germaphobic nation.
For the first two months of the ban, stores would be required to give out free reusable bags instead.
Britain's Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, 'Reusable' Plastic Bags
The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head.
From plastic bag bans to plastic straw bans to bans on shampoo bottles in hotels, California is adopting supposedly environmental policies that won't save the environment but will piss off residents.
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A Canadian grocery store tried to shame its customers with embarrassing plastic bags.
The artsy new waste receptacle is intended to make recycling "fun and cool."
Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.
Straw banners have sucked victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Garden State's plan to ban all grocery store bags could have negative consequences for consumer convenience and the environment.
The bill represents a win for defenders of plastic straws
A supporter says the move is "symbolic."
A new study says plastic bag bans encourage people to use less eco-friendly substitutes.
Bills in Colorado and Florida would mandate some new restrictions on plastic straws, but forbid local governments from banning the suckers outright.
The city's new policy mandates almost all disposable foodware be compostable by 2020.
Environmental groups hope for an outright ban instead.
Al-Shabab has declared plastic bags a "a serious threat to the well-being of humans and animals alike."
The latest environmental craze claims another victory.
Advocates hope a straw ban will be the first step toward broader plastic prohibitions.
Another crop of celebrities, cities, and corporations declare war on single-use plastic straws.
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Celebrity environmental activism against straws only lends moral support to prohibitionist politicians.
Vancouver is the latest city to take aim at singe-use plastic straws.
More and more states are rolling back their plastic bag bans, or preventing future ones from going into effect.
So, it's working as planned.
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