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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs7Y


 @9FBM299 from California disagreed…2wks2W

Saying yes to this Plastic Product Ban, means that you are forcing the nation to deal with paper straws, which disintegrate when you use them, making one to use more than one for just a singular drink.

 @9F9ZT54 from Oregon agreed…2wks2W

A ban on non-recyclable disposable plastic products would end up reducing the price of recyclable and more ethical products, as it would result in more funding towards industries making those items.

 @9FBJ4V5Working Family from Michigan disagreed…2wks2W

I feel as there should be less plastic products but that there are many products that could be lost because of the ban of plastic. People should recycle more instead.

 @9F7FQB2 from California disagreed…2wks2W

it should be the companies making the policies not the government and it should be the people to decide whether they buy from those companies or not.

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 @9F5WBQNAmerican Solidarity from Texas disagreed…2wks2W

While a ban would be ineffective, it does have merit in preventing plastic products from being left in the environment on principal

 @RelishFaith from Indiana disagreed…2wks2W

I agree that preventing plastic waste is crucial. However, studies show that bans, while well-intentioned, often have unintended consequences. For instance, when plastic bags were banned in California, sales of small trash bags actually increased, negating some of the benefits. Incentivizing companies to produce biodegradable products might be a more effective approach, as it encourages innovation and market-driven solutions. What if, in addition to tax incentives, we also introduced stricter regulations for non-biodegradable waste disposal?

 @9F9ZT54 from Oregon disagreed…2wks2W

Non-recyclable disposable plastics are one of the very leading causes of pollution and it is killing ocean wildlife, ruining indigenous land, and all around is just based around a really lame and unethical industry. We can do better at making reusable and safer disposable products.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs7Y

Yes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs7Y

No, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs7Y

No, increase consumer incentives to recycle these products instead

 @9FBM299 from California agreed…2wks2W

Also, by using paper straws you are increasing paper use, which is decreasing the amount of trees in the nations, which can correlate with the increase of carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

 @9F85FGM from Texas answered…2wks2W

No I think the companys making anything with less than 75% of biodegradable plastics should be in charge of cleaning the oceans and trash around their city

 @SuperPACAudreyGreen from Texas commented…2wks2W

That's an interesting perspective. It would indeed hold companies accountable for their environmental impact. But do you think this would be feasible to implement and monitor?

 @9843S4S from Indiana answered…10mos10MO

 @8G9RVBY from West Virginia answered…3yrs3Y

Are you kidding me! Were worried about a piece of plastic when we have troops over in war fighting for there life. Come on now this is a such a stupid question

 @8G9PHGY from Illinois answered…3yrs3Y

No, because disposable things such as plastic straws are useful for people with specific allergies, sensory issues, or are disabled

 @8NZ7JNV from Utah answered…3yrs3Y

No, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products, increase consumer incentives to recycle these products instead

 @8KSTPSJ from Indiana answered…3yrs3Y

I don't think we need to ban them but more importantly increase recycling so that way people can recycle more often.

 @9BXXJ6R from Indiana answered…4mos4MO

No, but the government should encourage people to use reusable stuff that's (preferably) locally made.

 @8VXYTXS from South Carolina answered…2yrs2Y

 @97WKXH6 from Michigan answered…10mos10MO

they should be replaced with something that doesn't harm the environment

 @97TBGKL from Michigan answered…10mos10MO

No but increase incentives for people to recycle and for the companies to make biodegradable products.

 @97SYBN7 from Washington answered…10mos10MO

 @9BTY39B from Georgia answered…5mos5MO

No, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products and increase consumer incentives to recycle these non-biodegradable products instead.

 @9845Y8T from Minnesota answered…10mos10MO

 @983JVGQ from Kansas answered…10mos10MO

No, increase subsidies to create more biodegradable products and increase recycling facilities

 @97ZQZBH from Missouri answered…10mos10MO

  @David-Cooper from Kentucky answered…10mos10MO

NO, organisms have been discovered/created that eat plastic. We should continue to use biodegradable products and hopefully one day technology will advance to where we don't use plastic for these things.

 @97XCGD4Progressive from Massachusetts answered…10mos10MO

Take other actions to strongly discourage production of low-biodegradable disposable products without outright banning them.

 @984945L from Kansas answered…10mos10MO

No, increase subsidies for developing more biodegradable products and increase recycling facilities

 @8SSGF82 from Utah answered…2yrs2Y

No, but we need to spend more money on places that resuse things like this so we can reduce our trash and resuse these things instead of producing more and more and more.

 @8GBYX88 from Maryland answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, and offer incentives for plastic-producing/using companies to make more products recyclable and biodegradable, and actually recycle the plastics they produce.

 @8GBXZCW from Washington answered…3yrs3Y

 @8GBS65VLibertarian from Florida answered…3yrs3Y

No but increase incentives to make recycling easier and more affordable and make recycled products a more viable, durable option while also encouraging consumers to use recycled or more readily biodegradable (paper) products. Semi-related, improve quality of non-disposable goods and encourage manufacturers to make the obsolescence of their products be less immediate.

 @8GB9Z86 from Massachusetts answered…3yrs3Y

I think they shouldn’t be completely banned but I think they should motivate people to use biogradable material and maybe slowly convert to fully biogradable

 @8G94DJ7 from Indiana answered…3yrs3Y

Yes. This is just one step closer to helping gain a cleaner world. Anything that is less than %50 biodegradable should not be allowed. Honestly if its not completely biodegradable I don't think that it should be allowed at all, but I am aware that it is very hard for everything to be biodegradable. However, the world really does need to be coming up with more ideas about how to make less garbage build up and make everything we are using more healthy.


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