Analysis: in pandemic, Vermonters wonder about plastic bag ban, carpooling, and Paid Family Leave - Vermont Daily Chronicle

Before the pandemic, carpooling more and using plastic bags less seemed like a good idea to many Vermonters. But during the pandemic - not so much. And some of us are wishing we had Paid Family Leave.

“A bold move that made environmental sense to many in 2019 now may make less public health sense. Last year, no-one was worrying about infected store workers touching reusable bags, many made from non-porous, transmission-prone materials. Disposable plastic bags can be thrown away. Reusable bags, however, must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with each use lest they contaminate not only the customer but possibly the next store bagger who handles it."



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