Bag the Bag Ban

(March 10th, 2011)

Washington is considering banning plastic bags in order to discourage their use and save the environment. If consumers replace their plastic bags with reusable bags, we as a society will reduce our carbon footprint and keep plastic bags from entering our waterways and getting caught in our trees, right?

Unfortunately,...

 

While Maryland state lawmakers consider instituting a five-cent fee on plastic bags, you should consider this: Those polypropylene bags that will replace them are likely to bring dangerous bacteria like E. coli in contact with your food. ("The (occasional) virtues of nickel-and-diming," Feb. 8).

According to a recent survey from Opinion Research Corporation, more...

No, bag the bag fee

(February 4th, 2011)

The Virginia General Assembly was considering fees legislation that would have taxed (or banned) plastic bags in order to discourage their use and save the environment. Fortunately for Virginians, these proposals have been tabled — for now.

While the argument for bag taxes seems simple enough — replacing plastic bags with reusable...

 

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Washington, DC – Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released new lab results showing that a number of major retailers’ reusable shopping bags contained excessive levels of lead. Of the 44 organizations whose bags were tested, 16 are selling or...