In Terrible Yet Rhythmic News, Another State Banned Banning Plastic Bags

This week, Michigan became the fourth state to place a ban on banning plastic bags. The new bill, signed into law Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, bans any bills “regulating the use, disposition, or sale of, prohibiting or restricting, or imposing any fee, charge, or tax on certain containers,” including plastic bags, bottles, etc. Idaho, Arizona, and Missouri have also enacted similarly alliterative and troubling bans on bills banning plastic bags.

The Michigan Restaurant Association, representing 4,500 food-service and hospitality businesses, were vocal supporters of the bill and argued plastic bag bans and taxes—which it called…

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