By: Lawrence S. Cohen
August 3, 2012
There have been a lot of plastic bag bans put into effect over the last two years. What defines a “single-use plastic bag”? I ask as I have encountered in Canada a 5-cent fee for getting a plastic bag, but I was not charged when I brought my own plastic bag.
So, I ask if any of the plastic bag bans that exist in the United States prevent a customer from bringing in their own plastic bags for their own use? Even before I began work in the plastics industry I would reuse the plastic grocery bags as lunch bags and car garbage bags.
Maybe there should be organized a “Plastic Bag Day,” where people bring in plastic bags in towns with bans in effect. I wonder what the people behind these bans would think.
Lawrence S. Cohen
Flex-O-Glass Inc. dba: Warp Bros.