Rethinking plastic by changing the unworkable bag ban in New York
A bill recently proposed in Albany that would establish minimum recycled content requirements for plastic trash bags represents a reasonable and environmentally friendly approach to circularity, an economic concept that encourages the creation of products that last.
US plastic retail bag manufacturers have long supported increasing recycled content in their products as part of their commitment to sustainability. It makes sense. What makes less sense is the lack of action around the ban on broken, unworkable and almost unenforceable plastic retail bags.