Garbage outcomes.

This practical analysis demonstrates that deciphering public health outcomes of policy measures must account for leakage, an economic term for a decrease in consumption of one product driving an increase in consumption of another. While California touts a 40 million pound decrease in plastic carryout bag use after its 2016 ban, consumers were driven to buy more than double the even less eco-friendly small trash bag to fill the new void of handy poop bags and bathroom trash can liners. | Taylor, J Environ Econ Manage 2019


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