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Beware of the Ban-Bans

"Early on the first day it was brought to our attention that a new law had been proposed in the Georgia legislature, which would make it illegal for individual communities to start a “ban the plastic shopping bag movement.” One audience member noted that this ban already existed in Florida, restricting local governments’ ability to enact plastic bag laws. We were baffled. How could this be? It seemed like a bad joke and we facetiously called it “Ban-Ban,” unaware that Ban-Ban would soon be the galvanizing metaphor for the entire Gyre symposium. - excerpt from report on the Plastic Gyre Symposium in The Daily Catch. Fortunately, this bill was defeated.

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