The Heartland Institute discusses efforts to ban or tax plastic bag use with CEI Warren Brookes fellow Kathryn Ciano:
Several cities and jurisdictions around the nation have implemented laws either banning or taxing plastic bags in groceries and other retail stores, citing environmental claims as justification. It’s not justified, says Kathryn Ciano, Warren T. Brookes journalism fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“Bag taxes are just one more way government siphons private dollars out of individuals’ pockets,” said Ciano. “Taxes on plastic bags are not effective for raising revenue or for helping the environment.”
Read the full article at The Heartland Institute.