20 Aug '11, 4pm

Is the Battle Against Plastic Bags Gaining Any Ground?

Is the Battle Against Plastic Bags Gaining Any Ground?

It's a given that getting consumers to change habits is an uphill battle, and there is perhaps no better example than the global effort to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. Despite a number of communities and countries passing bans, recent headlines are making us wonder whether the battle against the bags is getting tougher to fight because of circumstance or by design. Articles in Rolling Stone and the San Francisco Chronicle call out the American Chemistry Council for opposing plastic bag bans. And the article in The Chronicle this week, by the independent investigative reporting group California Watch , even says the council went so far as to get positive language about plastic bags inserted in textbooks and teachers guides by lobbying state schools. In the United Kingdom, the Daily Mail reported last month that "supermarkets have failed to deliver on a promise to r...

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