In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the bans on single-use plastic bags.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- On March 1, a plastic bag ban went into effect in New York City. Neil referred to this Washington Post article about such bans around the world and Niki recommended this Atlantic piece on the rise of the plastic bag’s popularity. Natalia cited this Washington Post column by Alexandra Petri.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Martha Verbrugge and Drew Yingling’s article, “The Politics of Play: The Struggle Over Racial Segregation and Public Recreation in Washington, D.C., 1945-1950,” in Washington History.
- Neil discussed Choe Sang-Hun’s New York Times article, “He Blames ‘Evil’ for South Korea’s Coronavirus Surge. Officials Blame Him.”
- Niki shared Jason Lamberg’s Comdesres article, “The Origin of the Oxford Comma.”