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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:42 AM

12. This sourced article does not support premise.

"Environmentalists pushed for the plastic bag to start with!!"

Rather, corporations like Exon-Mobil wanted higher profits that the plastic bags could bring...

"By the end of 1985, 75 percent of supermarkets were offering plastic bags to their customers. Customers still preferred paper bags—plastic held just 25 percent of the market—but Mobil was working to change that..."


"But the T-shirt plastic bag didn’t really start encroaching on the paper grocery bag’s territory until 1982, when two of country’s largest supermarket chains, Safeway and Kroger, made the switch from paper to plastic...."


And this line seems counter to your premise...
"Soon after plastic bags appeared in grocery stores, environmental advocates raised concerns about their effect on the planet. Like other plastic products, plastic bags are made from oil and natural gas – resources that have significant environmental, political and social impacts during extraction and production...."

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