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More states weighing bans on plastic bags

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This couldn’t be an original idea, could it? Why not put a deposit on plastic shopping bags, akin to the one on bottled water and soda, to cut down on litter and encourage recycling? “While the concept of a ‘deposit’ on single-use bags has been discussed, the Achilles’ heel for this approach is the fact that it costs less than 2 cents to produce a plastic bag,” says Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against ...


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