Published on theglobeandmail.com the 17.06.2019. | By: Bjorn Lomborg
Does banning plastic bags in all areas of life save the planet? No, the articles author answers and explains why.
If we want to reduce the impact of plastic bags while still allowing for their efficient use, a tax seems like a much better idea. A 2002 levy in Ireland reduced use from 328 bags a person per year to just 21.
— Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) 19. Juni 2019
You must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less climate damage than a plastic bag.https://t.co/80Ss4SKsJf
— Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) 17. Juni 2019
The article shows that we consistently have to evaluate our approaches to nature conservation and engage in broad discussions about them. This is not saying, that partly reducing plastic bags is useless, but it does show, that it won’t be the cure-all as which it is sold. Modern zoos and aquariums also keep these discussions in view, to optimally engage in the conservation of nature.