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[GreenYes] Re: Series of blunders turned the plastic bag into global villain


I'm surprised there hasn't been much response to this on the list... What do people think about these claims??


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-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On Behalf Of Nancy Poh
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 7:46 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Series of blunders turned the plastic bag into global villain

Extracted from TimesOnLine

Scientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bags which they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims.

The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every year are false, experts have told The Times. They pose only a minimal threat to most marine species, including seals, whales, dolphins and seabirds.

Read full article from this link:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3508263.ece










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