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Law Of Unintended Consequences… This Time Plastic Bag Bans

11 Feb 2013

Law Of Unintended Consequences… This Time Plastic Bag Bans

Everyone knows that reusable shopping bags are an unalloyed good – or are they? Bloomberg’s Ramesh Ponnuru unearths some surprising facts: “Researchers who examined reusable bags in 2011 found that 51% contained coliform bacteria. Although washing the bags rids them of 99.9% of the bacteria, a full 97% of people who use reusable bags don’t ever wash them.”  Here’s another idea…use plastic bags and recycle them.

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