New Yorkers Watch Out: Andrew Cuomo Is Coming For Your Bags
Do you like having the option of getting plastic bags at your grocery store or pharmacy? Perhaps you use them to carry goods home or wrap raw meat so it doesn’t spill. They can even be a wonder for taking care of your dog’s business – you know what we mean.
Well, if you live in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is about to take it all away.
In a new low for government overreach, Cuomo is reportedly set to unveil legislation banning single-use plastic bags. That’s right, to Andrew Cuomo, if you like using a plastic bag, you might as well be a criminal.
Plastic bags don’t deserve to be the boogeyman they’ve become on the left – they make up a whopping 0.6 percent of visible litter nationwide. Even a biologist with Greenpeace, an extreme environmental group, says that “It’s very unlikely that many animals are killed by plastic bags. The evidence shows just the opposite. We are not going to solve the problem of waste by focusing on plastic bags.”
And the carbon emissions from plastic bags? You’d have to use a reusable cotton bag 131 times before you produced less carbon than just using plastic bags.
So why do politicians like Cuomo try to ban bags? It’s just another case of silly environmentalist virtue signaling. They want to say they’re helping the environment, even if all they’re doing is indirectly taxing low-income families, who now have to buy expensive reusable bags when they make a quick pit stop to get some groceries.
Plastic bags are an amazing invention. They’re lightweight, yet strong and sanitary. We should keep them around. Here’s to plastic bags and human ingenuity!