Foodborne Illness and Plastic Bag Bans

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli. 

 

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