Banning plastic products would hurt small business owners, have little effect on ocean pollution, and their alternatives require the use of more fossil fuels and electricity. William F. Shughart II and Camille Harmer argue that rather than banning the symptom, individuals should focus on proper waste disposal and recycling.
Op-ed: How Banning Plastic Straws Could Make Pollution Even Worse
By William F. Shughart II & Camille Harmer
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