Thursday, October 16, 2008

Banning Plastic Bags Hurts Schools

In what might might be my favorite EIGN post to date, back in early August we wrote about Houston refusing to recycle. Today we award the city of Dallas the "Texas is full of idiots" award.

Dallas is not going to ban plastic bags
, like San Francisco just did, or tax them, like Seattle is about to.

One city council member "echoes the sentiments of the American Chemistry Council (which merged with the American Plastics Council in '02), which, in April, insisted a ban on plastic bags and food containers would 'have negative consequences on the local environment, the economy and the school system.'" (dallas observer)

Seriously? The SCHOOL SYSTEMS? Thank god Linda Koop is thinking of the children! Someone is finally thinking of the children!

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