Arizona Looking To Slow Down Progressive New Recycling Laws

Major cities across the country in recent years have passed legislation to discourage the use of plastic bags, which environmental advocates say needlessly contribute to landfills, add to greenhouse-gas emissions and clog recycling machinery.

But now come some signs of some push back. A bill working its way through the Arizona state Legislature would block cities, towns and counties from passing ordinances that ban or tax the use of plastic bags, Styrofoam and other containers. Backers say the new regulations are a cost and regulatory burden for businesses.

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