Ban on plastic bags makes sense – BostonPosted on December 2, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Personally, I stopped listening to the climate change deniers after Hurricane Sandy all but shut down Manhattan. Then days ago a new FEMA map said a similar storm would wipe out much of Cambridge, East Boston and the Back Bay while our new South Boston Innovation District would be innovating, alone, under the waters of Boston Harbor. I stopped trusting the live-free, let-the- market-rule crowd after “the market” kept sneaking killer trans fats into almost every processed food for two decades after we knew how bad the stuff is.
“We don’t need plastic bags.” No we don’t. Banning them once seemed the nutty idea of the holier-than-thou, know-it-all crunchy granola set. Now the nuts seem clustered on the other side, very angry nuts at that, screaming “Live free or die” and “Plastic bag bans kill jobs.” Where’s the evidence?