Uncovering new details in the plastic bag debate

EDITORIAL

It’s possible you’ve got a stash of plastic shopping bags taking up space in your home and you’re not sure what do with them.
Recycle? Reuse? Or just throw away?
The Golden State prohibited the thinner, single-use plastic bags in 2014 to reduce litter, but with health restrictions due to COVID-19 many stores are giving out the cheap bags again. As of Jan. 1, retailers are also charging for sturdier bags.
According to a report from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Americans use and dispose ...

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