Sunday, June 10, 2012

Margaret Wente: Plastic Bags

The New Puritan Cause!

"A plastic-bag ban does, however, accomplish many other fine and noble things. It makes us feel good about ourselves. Like recycling, it enforces virtuous behaviour (or so we’d like to think). It is the modern equivalent of declaring ourselves a nuclear-free zone, only better, because it requires deeds as well as declarations. Also, it sets a good example for the less enlightened members of society, who don’t always understand what’s best for them or for the planet."