States Lift Restrictions, Taxes on Single-Use Plastic Bags

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…

Plastic Bag Bans Have a Dirty Secret

Brian Dunning of Skeptoid has a very good podcast discussing plastic bag bans and answers what he thinks are the three most pervasive myths about plastic carryout bags that prompt virtuous people to advocate for bans. Ultimately, bans on plastic bans aren’t just virtue signalling, but can be very bad for people’s health. This is…

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. Christian Britschgi | 12.2.2019 – Reason The results of plastic bag bans and restrictions are frequently disappointing, and occasionally counter-productive. Take the United Kingdom, where a country-wide bag fee is encouraging consumers to switch from single-use bags to thicker, reusable bags that use more plastic. Last…

Ocean Plastics — A Reality Check

Polluting plastics are less straws and more unfettered Third World debris. By Onar Am, November 14, 2019, Liberty Nation Enormous amounts of plastic released into the ocean from Third World rivers and cargo ships constitute a significant environmental problem. However, for years, scientists have been puzzled by the discrepancy between the released and measured ocean…