Just as in other locations, such as the recent issue in India, banning single use plastic bags without a backup plan for people to take home their groceries is a bad idea. There, an entrepreneur invented a solution, still a single use bag, but made from plant cellulose instead of plastic.
This article explores the debate raging around single use plastic bags, the ban of which is likely to disproportionately affect the poor, who will be unable to afford the fees or the purchase and toting of reusable bags to the market. This is especially true of those who are just above the socio-economic classes which are eligible for public assistance, but are still struggling to survive.
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