Drive along our roads this winter and you will be astonished by the sheer volume of trash on the side of the road, chief among it is the ubiquitous plastic bag. Because they are so lightweight, they are easily blown around, appearing like ghosts on our trees and polluting our fields and streams and ultimately entering our oceans. As they degrade, they become microplastic, entering the air and the food chain for humans to absorb.
Maryland must act on plastic bag reduction
January 29, 2021