AR Legislator Introduces a Bill to Ban Plastic Bags

Arkansas Times reports that State Senator Denny Altes (R-Fort Smith) who was recently elected to the State House has filed a bill to prohibit stores from using plastic bags. The bill aims to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags. Click here to read the bill. Altes exempts the use of paper bags from his proposal.

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One response to “AR Legislator Introduces a Bill to Ban Plastic Bags

  1. Kudos to Senator Altes! This is a matter which should have been taken care of years ago. My wife and I have a collection of cloth shopping bags which we use regularly – there is no inconvenience, and these bags are much sturdier (less chance of their tearing on the way to the house). The mess made by plastic bags is foolish and selfish. I’m not a “tree hugger” either, but stupid is stupid no matter what your sympathies!

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