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In a recent estimation plastic bags only make up 1/4 of the plastic film waste stream. The remaining 3/4 of the film waste stream is comprised of product packaging such as toilet paper wrapping, newspaper bags, etc. Currently grocery store take-back program accept nearly 100% of the film waste stream (bags, and packaging). If you create a bag ban, it will dismantle the grocery store recycling infastructure. What then becomes of the remaining 3/4 of the film waste stream? Does it head to the landfill? Does that larger portion of the film waste stream become the new plastic pollution?
You cannot responsibly discuss a bag ban without talking about alternative film collection infastructures.
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