I just don't know why some things just get so faddish around the world with little reason. nor common sense.
Governments who believe these groups had taken many unprecedented movements that had never been done.There are many organizations aside from the plastic industry that agrees this causes much more harm than good.
Social media or online forums such as city data do little good in getting people to know the truth as people who spend time on these are mostly radical ones and naturally the radical "progressive" ones normally dominate the users on the Internet.Alas in California it appears only a small group of far left voice their opinions in the ballot box out of 40 million people. The vote is very different than how people vote in the supermarkets when they are presented with a choice.There are many organizations that do prove real scientific data but they seems drowned out. This includes the UK Environmental agency, Despite these results England decided to go along anyways in 2015. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-08-18/how-a-ban-on-plastic-bags-can-go-wrong
Stopthebagban.com, fighttheplasticbagban.com both written by citizens not affilated with any plastic industry.
Though its hard to get the one sided media to admit that citizens not related to the industry do not like this idea.The most depressing thing is that after these ordinances in San Jose and the Bay Area the end results is this look at the difference between The ordinance was passed in 2012 https:[email protected]
The same issue repeats in other areas where similar ordinances had been passed in the Bay Area and currently in SoCal which had very few cities with ordinances until SB270 went into effect. The main reason is that the other 99% of garbage are now loose to fly out from garbage trucks. It used to be they are tied in so they were far less likely to spill. Nowadays alternative instruments to tie them or not tie them causes them to end up into the streets and blight everywhere.I keep gathering evidence of this but its just hard to get anyones attention. It appears being blind to reality is the rule these days.