12-year-old girl makes anti-plastics headlines – Illinois

Posted on July 8, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

12-year-old girl makes anti-plastics headlines – PlasticsNews.

The state of Illinois is considering making it a law for any organisation in the state to ‘ban a plastic bag’.   This just raises so many questions about corporate lobbying and bribery that must be going on.   Why would anyone try to pass a law to stop groups from banning a product?    This is indeed unusual.  If a city thinks it is in their financial and environmental interests to restrict some activity and it has the support of the people then they should be able to do it.   Why would that state prevent this from happening?   What is in it for the state?  Clearly the politicians at that level are out of touch with their constituents and succumbing to lobbying funds.