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Plastic Bag Bans: Causes, Effects, and What to Consider

Plastic Bag Bans: Causes, Effects, and What to Consider

In the last several years, plastic bags have been a topic of hot debate for environmentalists, packaging producers and consumers, as well as politicians. Much of the concern around their use stems from their environmental effects, and many different organizations and individuals have taken a stance which calls for their taxation or even outright prohibition. In 2014, California was the first state to enact a complete ban on plastic bags, as other states followed its lead, implementing fees and taxes…

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