Plastic bags aren’t always ‘single use’
Back to Main MenuBusiness News HomeFront PorchIt Only MoneyOregon the EconomyPlaybooks ProfitsSilicon ForestWindow ShopStock Market ReportBusiness Public BlogBack to Main fake rolex MenuVideos from the OregonianVideos from The Beaverton LeaderVideos from the Hillsboro ArgusVideos from The Forest Grove LeaderYour VideosPlastic bags shouldn be ending up in rivers and streams or even in landfills in many cases. But humans can be pigs. So they do end up in places that cause harm. And the idea that there are 100 billion petroleum based plastic bags used each year in the United States, according to environmental groups, is overwhelming. It makes sense why so many people are urging bans on the bags.At the same time, I worry that a ban on grocey stores’ plastic bags will end up backfiring in some cases. At a rally Wednesday outside City Hall, Portland Mayor Sam Adams said, all know that single use shopping bags are fake rolex used for just a few minutes, but the negative impact on the environment lasts forever.That is not my experience with plastic grocery bags. Contrary to Adams statement, a lot of us are using those bags over and over again or for tasks that would otherwise have us buying plastic bags. And buying plastic bags would mean more production and duplication of products. People use the bags to line garbage cans, wrap up the baby soiled diapers and so on. And even when these bags aren’t used in the place of other purchased bags, they can fake rolex be and often are recycled.If a ban on the bags is on the way, it should be a statewide one. Grocers have expressed a strong preference for one easy rule. And while it fun to say you fought the fake rolex “bag monsters,” Adams should resist a city ban and encourage state lawmakers to successfully tackle the issue this coming legislative session.But as leaders talk about the bags and how we use them, they should continue to explore unintended consequences and help us all understand ways to avoid them.