05 Sep '11, 8pm

Why can’t we ban the plastic bag?

Why can’t we ban the plastic bag?

Why can’t the United States of America ban the obsolete and unnecessary plastic bag? Many communities around the country have tried and a few have even succeeded thus far, with San Francisco, Maui, San Jose, Long Beach, Portland OR, and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles immediately coming to mind. But while our cities and towns are trying to cobble together some sort of local ban or taxation scheme instead of our Federal government stepping in, there are entire countries passing plastic bag bans. China, Ireland, Italy, Rwanda, and India are just a few places that have succeeded in banning plastic bags in the majority of their states, cities, towns and provinces. The fact that China, even with its 1.3 billion residents and well-known pollution issues , has managed to ban the bag is quite impressive and shows that the U.S. is lacking any political will to do the righ...

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2011/02/01/why-cant-the-u-s-b...

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