11 Aug '17, 9pm

#plasticbags #recycling #pollution

#plasticbags #recycling #pollution

For some cities, banning plastic bags has proved to be a difficult process. In 2016, Chicago voters decided to repeal its bag ban in favor of a tax on all bags, partly because the ban specified that thicker plastic bags could qualify as reusable and be exempt from the ban. Retailers were distributing these thicker bags to save money, defeating the purpose of the ban.

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Why we should ban glitter, just like we banned microbeads | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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