Plastic Bag Bans
Plastic Bag Bans are Anti-Science so the left loves them. Here's what we know: paper bags are worse, many people just buy their own plastic bags (which are thicker and worse), and if you replace plastic bags with cloth bags, then you increase diseases/illness (it is shown that food born illnesses went up after bag bans). It takes between 131 - 20,000 uses of cloth bags before you hit environemntal break-even on a single cloth bag (double that if you recycle them). But to reduce disease, you're supposed to wash them after every use: which means that they use more energy than plastic, and die after ≈50 washes so can never hit environmental break-even. So going to reusable bags is bad for the environment, it's bad for people (sickness), and it's bad for liberty: which is why the left loves it so. It teaches conformity over common sense.
Paper or plastic:
- British Govt = 131 uses: http://click.et.npr.org/?qs=27fb6bddbcc095959e202c8a5f6b81128b8dc59def3bf06cd51a07ef176319b33119075d17d659c296b95b18fa673641132a8dcd9dfaacc4
- Danish Govt = 20,000 uses: https://www2.mst.dk/Udgiv/publications/2018/02/978-87-93614-73-4.pdf
- Occasional bag pollution is irrelevant: many of the bags are biodegradable, and they could of just demanded that chemistry: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plastic-bag-bans-work/