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Should we ban plastic bags?

California just became the first state to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. Environmentalists are hailing it as a great victory. But your average consumer might be a bit miffed next time they go to the corner store and don't have a convenient way to carry their items home (without at least purchasing a cheap paper bag). Should this ban on plastic bags go national? Read more and vote below! ♻️

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It was a close vote, but Californians decided to keep an existing ban on plastic bags and actually ratify it into state law. 

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The argument for the ban is pretty straightforward. 

  1. We don't like trash
  2. We do like aquatic animals 
  3. We don't like petroleum products

Pretty much everyone knows plastic bags end up in the ocean and kill marine life, or just end up strewn about and take over 100 years to biodegrade and feed the oil industry. It's not fun to quit smoking, it's not easy to ban plastic bagsbut it's better for our collective health.

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Really? Plastic bags? That's how we are going to save the world? 

All this is going to do is encourage tote bags or paper bags and those take up natural resources too, except now it'll be more expensive to consumers.

And who said plastic bags were single use? People save them under the sink or in the laundry room to be used in the future. What am I supposed to use to clean the kitty litter box with now, my hands? 

Californians voted and that's great for them, but keep this ban out of my state! 

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Should we ban plastic bags?
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#BanPlasticBags
#NeedPlasticBags