Paper Or Plastic? Retailers May Be Losing Choice

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Concerns over plastic bag debris and its inability to break down in landfills have led a number of states and local communities to adopt legislation prohibiting or limiting the use of plastic bags at certain types of retail establishments.

Unfortunately, for national retailers, the legislation is not one-size-fits-all, and as a result, compliance can be confusing and difficult ... anything but in the bag.

For instance, a retailer may be required to implement a plastic bag recycling program at its stores in New York, but may...
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