May 7, 2019
In 2016, when bans on single-use plastic bags were sweeping the nation, the Michigan legislature went in the opposite direction, passing a law that prohibited municipalities from instituting such measures.
Now Michigan State Rep. Robert Wittenberger wants to overturn that law. His proposal wouldn’t require that plastic bags be banned, but it would give municipalities the option.
As he explains, “There was a push to ban, and then they banned banning. And now we are banning the banning of banning.”