29 May '12, 1pm

Impact of plastic shopping bag bans has a ripple effect #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

Impact of plastic shopping bag bans has a ripple effect #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

Wow, unexpected news in this article: The "U.S. is the world leader in recycling plastic bags and film". Well, according to info on APBA's website the US is recycling 14 % of its plastic bags. 14 %. Compared with over 60 % of plastics being recycled in Germany I don't think this is a world leading position - even taking into account that the latter figure includes all plastic packaging, not only bags. I see a main problem in giving away thin plastic bags for free as they can by design only be used once. The problem is not the carbon footprint of bags - it's that a plastic bag will not decompose, but stay forever. Google for "Plastic Planet" or "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" to see what that means in reality. Even China addressed that issue several years ago by banning thin bags completely (and they are really not an "eco-country"). The US is, again, lagging behind. Or take ...

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