Illinois governor vetoes plastic bag law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a plastic bag recycling bill that would have made it more difficult for most communities in the state to ban single-use plastic bags.  Quinn vetoed the bill on Aug. 26. The legislation had been supported by some plastic bag manufacturers.  “While well-intentioned, this legislation is a roadblock to innovation that would do little to boost recycling in Illinois. We can do better,” Quinn said in a statement. “Let’s not tie the hands of innovative Illinois municipalities that are laboratories of reform for Illinois.”  By Don Loepp  See Full Story

Source:  Plastics News

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