Some pesky science to upset the bag ban

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Jacinda Ardern and the Greens want to ban what they call single use plastic bags.

Here’s some inconvenient facts that may cause them to re-think their nanny state behaviour: Quote:

Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar increase. End quote.

I don’t think these muppets have thought anything through.

From the get go they think that most Kiwi voters want the government deciding how we carry our groceries home. Then they think that these bags are used only once. Then they don’t think that people will have to replace these bags with other single use bags, and now it seems there is evidence that their decision might actually kill people.

I’m seriously thinking of offering to sell large supplies of plastic bags and turtle snorkels to readers. I had a milkshake the other day and the cafe had these horrible paper straws. I asked for a turtle snorkel, but they didn’t have any. I won’t be going back to that cafe.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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