That's because, in the eight months since enacting a ban on plastic bags in stores, Seattle merchants have lost untold thousands of dollars in merchandise, industry experts said.
"Across the United States we have seen these bag bans, and the shoplifting has always had a substantial leap," said Jan Gee, president of the Washington Food Industry Association, "and so it was not a surprise to us."
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Survey: plastic bag bans tied to increase in shoplifting
And we're surprised?? Way to go environuts!!!