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Big Apple Weighs Fees on Single-use Plastic Bags

The world consumes hundreds of billions of single-use plastic bags each year.  Environmental activists say they are difficult to recycle, wasteful and damage the biosphere. They want to ban plastic bags or - as many communities have done - charge a fee for them at the register. But the plastic bag industry defends their use, saying people reuse plastic bags, and industry officials argue recycling is a matter of personal responsibility and should not be regulated.   City officials...

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