US States Ditching Reusable Plastic Bag Incentives, to Reduce Covid-19 Contamination Risk — Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one green initiative is facing the chop, as states and retailers worried about Covid-19 re-embrace the hygiene of single use plastic shopping bags. States Welcome Back Single-Use Plastic Bags to Avoid Contamination DR. SUSAN BERRY 27 Mar 20201834:55 States that introduced “green” regulations that taxed single-use plastic grocery…

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2 thoughts on “US States Ditching Reusable Plastic Bag Incentives, to Reduce Covid-19 Contamination Risk — Watts Up With That?

  1. abigfatcanofworms April 12, 2020 / 1:29 am

    I don’t get it. Why are re-usable plastic bags more of a health risk than other bags?

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    • kaykiser April 14, 2020 / 5:20 pm

      IT is the opposite. Reusable bags brought back each time to fill with groceries, etc. are a greater risk of bacterial or viral contamination. Plastic bags are free from such contamination. Environmentalists have tried to ban plastic bags as harming the environment through energy consumption and use of fossil fuels to make the plastic and form the bags.

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