Fairbanks, Alaska, should repeal plastic-bag fee

09/27/2009 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)

The plastic-bag fee adopted in Alasak's Fairbanks borough to help reduce waste and shore up funds for its recycling efforts should be repealed, according to this editorial. Proponents should first address the concerns about the measure's consistent application and the inconvenience it causes consumers, as well as questions about how it can serve as a means to recover landfill costs, the editorial argues.

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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)

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