Plastic bag ban for Kansas is misguided

Plastic bags have their place, but that's not to say there aren't too many. As customers, it's not out of line to request more items be lumped into the same bag.



February 20, 2023 - 2:35 PM

Trash collects against the fence on the north side of the Allen County Landfill. Plastic bags are the bane of environmentalists. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A Kansas Senate committee made the right move Thursday when it shot down a proposed law that would have banned local governments from banning plastic shopping bags. 

And now it’s time for Wichita to step up and show the same kind of common sense and not ban them. 

I know that sounds contradictory, but hear me out. 

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