Plastic bag bans just another feel-good eco-fad. Gee, phony “science”, scare stories, politicians regulating things they know nothing about, school children taught about evil? Somehow all this sounds familiar.
“The evidence points to the fact that banning the bags may actually be a net negative for the environment, yielding little benefit to wildlife while significantly increasing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts.
[I]t should be noted that the benefit of banning plastic bags is mitigated by the fact that half of the bags are used for other purposes, like for garbage bags or for picking up after pets. Grocery shoppers will still have to buy other bags, likely plastic, for those purposes.