Reader: Plastic bag ban in Denver would have many negative consequences

Sam Levin's post about Denver officials considering a ban or fee on plastic grocery store bags got commenters typing.

Here's a response from a reader who expects that such a policy would generate a backlash on a number of fronts.

eCurmudgeon writes:

If Denver does manage to ban plastic bags, the Law of Unintended Consequences is likely going to bite. Hard:

1. Shoppers will skip Denver-based stores in favor of the suburbs. 2. Cases of food poisoning will go up, due to improperly-cleaned "reusable" bags. 3. People are still going to buy plastic bags anyway, for wastebasket liners, litter box dumping, etc.

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