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Plastic overload

The next sin tax

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, the Associated Press reports.
Even though it will be good for the planet, the bill was controversial and took years to pass, since it will hurt the business of plastic bag manufacturers. So, it didn’t pass until it included $2 million in loans to help manufacturers shift to producing reusable bags, and a provision that lets grocers charge 10 cents each for paper and reusable bags.
Why it took a ruling from the California Legislature to allow ...

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