Rightwing thinktanks use fear of Covid-19 to fight bans on plastic bags

Rightwing thinktanks use fear of Covid-19 to fight bans on plastic bags Articles from conservative groups argue plastic bags are safer for coronavirus than reusable bags, misrepresenting recent studiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe fight to ban plastic bags, many of which end up polluting oceans and rivers, has taken a step backward as conservative US think-tanks exploit the fear of Covid-19, campaigners have said.Articles warning that reusable cloth bags are worse than plastic ones for spreading coronavirus have been linked to major rightwing nonprofits such as the Manhattan Institute, and contain misinformation aimed at defeating or repealing plastic bag bans, said Greenpeace USA. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/27/rightwing-thinktanks-use-fear-of-covid-19-to-fight-bans-on-plastic-bags