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  6/24/2014, Sivan 26, 5774

MK Eichler Claims Plastic Bag Fee Is a ‘Gimmick’


MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) turned on Tuesday to Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz, who had proposed a law to require chain stores to charge 60 agorot for every plastic bag used by consumers. Eichler wondered aloud about further steps, “Will we limit car rides because they cause pollution?”

“We have to find a way for the bags not to reach places where they can cause harm, but despite the need for a clean environment, there is no justification for the burdening of consumers.”