19 Feb '12, 4pm

Hawaii bans plastic bags

Hawaii bans plastic bags

Plastic shopping bags are a complicated issue. One one hand, they're much lighter than paper bags and can be transported using much less fuel per bag. On the other hand they don't ever biodegrade (well, they do, it just takes hundreds of years) and litters landscapes and waterways all over the planet. In the long term plastic bags are a disaster.

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