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What the industry rep didn't get was that the problem isn't in those bags that got properly disposed or recycled, it is the ones that get set loose into the environment.
Paper bags are recyclable at the curbside. You don't have to drive to the grocery store or recycling center to recycle them.
The reason why plastic bags are difficult to recycle is that they tangle up the sorting machines.
It would be good to ban plastic and charge an appropriate fee for paper that could be used for mitigating their environmental impact.
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