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Plastic Bag Ban Can Increase Retail Profits By $200,000 But Triple Plastic Consumption, Study Says!

Plastic Bag Ban Can Increase Retail Profits By $200,000 But Triple Plastic Consumption, Study Says! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Jersey's plastic ban was meant to mitigate its plastic consumption, but one study found the replacement bags may have tripled its plastic consumption.

 

Also, "An in-depth cost analysis evaluating New Jersey grocery retailers reveals a typical store can profit $200,000 per store location from alternative bag sales," states the study. "For one major retailer, this amounts to an estimated $42 million in profit across all its bag sales in NJ."

 

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An earlier version of this article neglected to mention that the Freedonia Group study was commissioned by the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, an association that represents American plastic bag manufacturers. Read "Bag ban didn’t backfire, N.J. says. Plastic industry paid for study."

 

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