As a result of the coronavirus, states and municipalities are lifting restrictions and even taxes on single-use plastic bags. Even major supermarket chains, like Safeway, have decided to dump allowing the use of reusable bags. This is an acknowledgement that reusable bags do, in fact, spread sickness.
States Welcome Back Single-Use Plastic Bags to Avoid Contamination
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
States that introduced “green” regulations that taxed single-use plastic grocery bags in an effort to eventually annihilate them are now welcoming them back as health officials caution of possible contamination with reusable bags.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said Thursday he was suspending the ten-cent tax on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and other retail businesses as one of his actions “to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
“The latter move is to curb the use of personal bags that could bring the virus into a store,” reported the Journal Inquirer.
Neighboring Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) banned reusable bags in stores this week and lifted bans on plastic bags as well “as part of his administration’s latest steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus,” reported the Boston Business Journal.
“Baker announced Wednesday that stores cannot charge for either paper or plastic bags, which in some communities have previously cost 5 cents per bag,” noted the report.