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Interesting story in Politico that starts this way:

" For a while, it looked like 2020 would be a turning point in the war against single-use plastics, with California and New York adopting new bans and federal legislation being introduced. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Single-use plastics became associated with safety from sickness, and industry lobbyists saw an opportunity to gain ground in the policy debate."

The question is whether the plastics industry's gains are temporary or  longer-lasting, and the degree to which they can have an impact on public policy.  

You can read the entire story here.