Government bans on plastic grocery bags harm the environment and do not reduce consumer costs, the National Center for Policy Analysis reports in a new study.
“Bag bans are bad for the environment. The alternatives – paper bags and reusable bags – use more energy, use more resources, produce more greenhouse gases, and produce more waste and pollution than plastic grocery bags,” reported study author H. Sterling Burnett.
Plastic bag opponents have argued bag bans will reduce costs by reducing litter costs, solid waste disposal, and recycling expenses, the study observed. However, the study examined the experiences of several cities that banned plastic bags and found no such cost savings.
Plastic bag bans also harm the environment, the study found.
“In fact, plastic grocery bags are actually more environmentally friendly than alternatives, making up just 0.6 percent of all litter. According to the EPA, plastic bags account for less than 0.5 percent of the entire waste system,” noted...
Antarctic polar ice extent charts are increasingly looking like global warming alarmist Michael Mann’s discredited hockey stick temperature graph. The only difference is Mann cherry-picked his data and employed statistical chicanery to produce his hockey stick chart, while nobody has produced evidence that Southern Hemisphere polar ice is employing similar dubious methods to inflate its extent.
According to NASA and NOAA satellite data, total global sea ice extent in 2013 was above the long-...
Craig Idso, the former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, and lead author of the reports of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) talked with Alex Epstein on his show, Power Hour.
Idso and Epstein discuss the benefits of CO2, something that Idso grew up studying, and still studies to this day. The issue of CO2 has been going on for decades, but society’s sentiments...
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