Plastic bags are environmentally harmful
People throw away 100 billion non-biodegradable plastic bags every year
People are not environmentally conscious on their own
Plastic bags are difficult to recycle so people don't
Fabric reusable bags are the most environmentally friendly
Phthalates, and bpa in plastics are harmful to health and our ground water.
If not the government who is in the correct position to succeed at this?
Real change won't happen until government overrides the convenience of plastic.
Government is already too intrusive in business and personal lives
People repurpose plastic bags as garbage bags
Reusable bags can harbor diseases if not washed each time.
Plastic bags are most convenient for moms and elderly shoppers
Fabric reusable bags are very inconvenient, so people don't use them
People are going to be just as wasteful with the next kind of bag.
A ban on plastic bags would drive up costs for consumers.
Plastic bags are environmentally better than paper bags
They should use a free-market approach to discourage use rather than a ban.