Recyclers Confront Plastic Bag Bans

Plastic bag manufacturers are battling a growing movement to ban or tax single-use bags, like those employed to carry groceries, by expanding recycling efforts for plastic films…The bans have reduced plastic bag litter in at least some cases, says Anne Bedarf, senior manager with GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a ­non-profit industry working group based in Charlottesville, Virginia. American Recycler

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