Biden "100%" supports U.S. ban on plastic bags

by Daniel Payne · Jan 8th, 2020 2:55 pm

Last Updated Jan 8th, 2020 at 4:47 pm

Joe Biden last week affirmed that he "100 percent" supports a ban on plastic bags, a striking position for a candidate who has struggled to out-raise his competitors in recent months.

Biden affirmed his support for a plastic bag ban at an event in Manchester, New Hampshire on Jan. 2. A voter who said she was from Kenya claimed that her home country has outlawed plastic bags because they "are trying to clean the environment." Asked if he supported such a move, Biden said: "I agree with you 100 percent. We should not be allowing plastic. And what we should do is phase it out."