Paper or plastic? It’s an option most shoppers have. But if one Florida house bill passes, that choice will be eliminated for coastal communities.
“I think it’s a really good idea,” shopper Barbara Hubbard said. “We are using more and more paper bags and people are also getting the bags they use over and over.”
House Bill 93 would let municipalities with pilot programs to “enact an ordinance for the regulation or ban of disposable plastic bags.”
Some people, as we learned, think it’s unnecessary.
“I’m environmentally conscience. I recycle all the time and I throw my trash away. I’m responsible. I don’t need a politician telling me how I should act,” shopper Russell Nader said.
Environmentalists say that plastic bags wind up in the water and on beaches, ultimately putting fish and marine life in jeopardy.
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