Lawmakers target plastic bags, bottles – USA

Posted on September 19, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Lawmakers target plastic bags, bottles – Viewpoint – Plastics News.

California is poised to ban single-use plastic bags. At this point Gov. Jerry Brown could still veto the bill, but that seems extremely unlikely.

Meanwhile, there’s another battle taking place on the East Coast, this time over plastic containers. In Massachusetts, voters are being asked to expand the state’s deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.

Lets hope the common sense of these state law makers will over come the irresponsible and thoughtless behaviour of the pro-plastic manufacturers.

A container deposit scheme will change bottle recycling from 25% to over 80%.  That is a substantial change and a change for the good.   Why the bottlers are against it is a mystery.   They know sales will not drop.   Perhaps all the collection of the bottles will highlight how many unnecessary bottles of drink are being consumed and that will then put the consumers off?