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Plastic Bags Are Making a Comeback

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Unnamed (3)Numerous cities and states which had imposed bans of plastic bags in recent years are suspending these policies in response to public health concerns raised about the safety of alternative reusable bags during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Despite research long indicating reusable bags are likely a vector for diseases, at the behest of environmental lobbyists concerned about plastic pollution to the exclusion of other environmental and public health issues related to bags, a number of cities and states have banned the use of plastic bags in recent years.

Looking for ways to prevent the further spread of COVID- 19 virus, city and state governments are now taking the relative public health benefits of plastic bags versus reusable bags into consideration and suspending their plastic bag prohibitions.

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