Ban could damage environment

August 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;8/20/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 7, p30
Trade Publication
The article presents information on a lawsuit filed by the U.S. plastics industry, which challenges restrictions on the use of plastic bags. The ban directs companies to use bio-degradable paper bags instead of plastic bags. According to the authors of the lawsuit, it takes 91% less energy to recycle plastic than an equal weight of paper, and paper bag production creates 50 times more water pollution than the production of plastic bags.


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