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lannan13
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Plastic bags should be banned

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lannan13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/8/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zhonginator

Pro

First round acceptance only
lannan13

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Zhonginator

Pro

Plastic bags kill marine life. A researcher at the Stradbroke research centre found 2 plastic bags and bits of balloon inside a dead turtle after opening it's stomach to see what was inside. This is outrageous and must be prevented. Turtle may become extinct because of eating plastic bags. It is clear that we must stop using plastic bags.
lannan13

Con

Contention 1: They are better than paper bags on average.

First, the city of San Francisco tried the policy that you are proposing and they have failed. ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com...) This has costed the city a total of $48,000. San Francisco charges customer's 10 cents per paper bag on top of the total cost of product that they have purchased. (http://savetheplasticbag.com...) This has harmed the city substantially. We all know that Plastic bags are better. Say something liquid spills in your paper bag. The paper bag will be destroyed while on the other side the plastic bag still holds the material and can be used.

As for my opponent's Marine life argument, Karen Lavender of the Sea Education Association has stated, "
"If scientists sifted through 2,000 bathtubs worth of plastic contaminated seawater, they'd find just enough micro particles to fill the palm of a person's hand." (http://www.psmag.com...)
Debate Round No. 2
Zhonginator

Pro

Zhonginator forfeited this round.
lannan13

Con

All points extended. Please vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: A short debate. Conduct for the forfeits. S&G was equal enough. Con actually sourced, but it hardly seems worth the point, though it is appreciated. As to arguments, Con rebutted Pro's case and presented arguments in favor of his own. Pro never defended his assertion from the rebuttal, and definitely never addressed Con's points, so arguments to Con. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
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Reasons for voting decision: There was a forfeit from Pro and Con actually provided better sources