Larchmont–Now that Larchmont and Mamaroneck Villages, and Rye before them, have passed laws to ban plastic shopping bags, we received a note from a Washington PR firm that represents Hilex Poly – an American manufacturer and recycler of plastic bags.
“Although lawmakers have good intentions,” writes Briana Washington of Edelman Public Relations, “legislation that limits plastic bag usage is misguided and has been proven ineffective at reducing the litter that does exist, as in the case of San Francisco’s plastic bag ban.
Plastic bags make up less than 0.5 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream, according to the EPA. When such legislation is implemented, consumers are often forced to rely on less environmentally friendly options, such as reusable bags which are not recyclable, or paper bags which require more energy to manufacture.
You might find the content on BagtheBan.com insightful has it hosts facts about the negative consequence to plastic bag bans and taxes.”
What do you think?