US States Ditching Reusable Plastic Bag Incentives, to Reduce Covid-19 Contamination Risk

By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT

At least one green initiative is facing the chop, as states and retailers worried about Covid-19 re-embrace the hygiene of single use plastic shopping bags.

States Welcome Back Single-Use Plastic Bags to Avoid Contamination

DR. SUSAN BERRY 27 Mar 20201834:55

States that introduced “green” regulations that taxed single-use plastic grocery bags in an effort to eventually annihilate them are now welcoming them back as health officials caution of possible contamination with reusable bags.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said Thursday he was suspending the ten-cent tax on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and other retail businesses as one of his actions “to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

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SanFran Bans Virusy REUSABLE Bags — Brings Back Plastic!

‘ I certainly understand why store employees don’t want to handle somebody else’s things…’

Sustainable ‘Green’ Shopping Bags Can Spread the Coronavirus

‘Sustainable’ shopping bags / IMAGE: The Grommet via Youtube

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) San Francisco became one of the first cities in the nation to ban plastic bags in 2007, but now the coronavirus pandemic has forced the progressive stronghold to reverse course by banning reusable bags and mandating that customers use plastic bags.

As part of the city’s shelter-in-place order, grocery stores must not permit “customers to bring their own bags, mugs or other reusable items from home,” Politico reported.

San Francisco will force recycling proponents to use single-use plastic bags so that germs are not transmitted from the much-dirtier reusable bags to food and other customers.

The entire state of California banned single-use plastic bags in 2016.