Bans Don’t Work

Plastic Bag Bans Can Have Unintended Consequences

A bag ban will have the complete opposite impact from what is intended. It is called unintended consequences by scientists and is due to poorly researched policies by governments or politics having no regard for the science and facts.

Study after study by governments at the international, provincial and municipal level shows repeatedly that plastic shopping bags are not a problem that needs to be fixed. In fact, they show that “fixing plastic bags with bans” will create bigger problems – what they call unintended consequences”.