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Ban the Bag or Bag the Ban?

What the what?

That may be what you are thinking when you read the title of this post but more and more cities are having this debate as plans surface to ban plastic bags from being used within their cities.  And like everything political, there are two sides to the story.

When I first heard about this proposed ban in our city I thought it was a great idea.  “Yes!  Ban use of those nasty bags!  Then we won’t see them washed up on beaches and found in the stomachs of whales a because they look somewhat like a slimy food source.”

But then after doing some research and learning more about the proposed ban, I started wondering if there is a better way to get to the same goal?  After all, I think both sides of the debate would agree that they would be happy to see a reduction in plastic usage and keeping plastics out of landfills and water sources.

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