The Unintended Environmental Consequences of Trying to Do Good

The Unintended Environmental Consequences of Trying to Do Good

Last month, New York followed California’s lead to became the second state to ban single-use plastic from retail sales, which environmental activists have hailed “a massive win the for environment.”

But according to The New York Times, that’s not entirely true, because unless people are going to carry their groceries home in their hands, the paper or cloth bags they use instead are actually worse for the environment, as counterintuitive as that may sound.

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