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In an attempt to promote the widespread use of paper rather than plastic, and thus reduce non biodegradable waste, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of disposable plastic goods for which substitutes made of paper exist. The council argues that since most paper is entirely biodegradable, paper goods are environmentally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of disposable plastic goods is ill suited to the town council’s environmental goals?

(A) Although biodegradable plastic goods are now available, members of the town council believe biodegradable paper goods to be safer for the environment.

(B) The paper factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to increase production of biodegradable paper goods.

(C) After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of plastic goods, the environmental benefits were not discernible for several years.

(D) Since most townspeople prefer plastic goods to paper goods in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where plastic goods are available for sale.

(E) Products other than those derived from wood pulp are often used in the manufacture of paper goods that are entirely biodegradable.

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IMO D

Option D clearly weakens the argument by stating that despite imposing a ban in the city, the use of plastic goods will not reduce as most people prefer using plastic goods and will purchase them neighboring towns where plastic goods are on sale.

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Verbal experts,
Can you please share your analysis for this question?

It seems as rest of the options can't hold good hence, option D stands out.

But, I'd like to know the reason why D has to be correct?
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Verbal experts,
Can you please share your analysis for this question?

It seems as rest of the options can't hold good hence, option D stands out.

But, I'd like to know the reason why D has to be correct?


Hello bagdbmba,
The argument here is quite straight forward.
The city plans to ban the SALE of plastic goods (for those that can be replaced with paper) in its city to make things greener.
The biggest assumption made in such scenarios is that "This plan will have the desired effect"

We are expected to pick an answer that will weaken the argument. The answer must therefore expose the weakness in the assumption.
Option D does this.
It says that "Since most townspeople prefer plastic goods to paper goods in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where plastic goods are available for sale"
If it is found that people purchase plastics from other cities, the ban would essentially have no effect (dumping of plastics will continue happening irrespective of the ban) .
This is the reason why D is correct.

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bagdbmba wrote:
Verbal experts,
Can you please share your analysis for this question?

It seems as rest of the options can't hold good hence, option D stands out.

But, I'd like to know the reason why D has to be correct?


Hi bagdmba,

Is your query still valid?


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Can experts explain why not option C ?
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1. Question asks for a reason plan won't contribute to goal. The goal concerns the environment

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Conclusion/Plan: ban plastic goods so people will use paper
Premise: paper biodegrades

3. Need a reason banning plastic goods and using paper goods will contribute to goal

4.
A: This is a different plan
B: This is not a reason why the plan will contribute to the environmental goal
C: Hold
D: Hold
E: This is a different plan

C vs D
D: Suggests a way for people to get around the plan and still buy plastic
C: Suggests benefits still exist, just have to wait for them

My selection: Choice D
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Can experts explain why not option C ?



(C) After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of plastic goods, the environmental benefits were not discernible for several years.

C is irrelevant to the issue at hand. Basically, it goes in another direction. the fact that benefits were not seen for years doesnt mean there were no benefits. May be the benefits are unnoticeable normally. Also, it compares the situation to that of other towns, which is completely out of focus. If you selected C, you genuinely need to start fresh on your prep for critical reasoning.

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Question Que: "ill suited"
Question Type: weaken, argument, plan
To weaken this type of question
1. find conclusion 2.find evidence (premise) 3.find assumption (gap) 4. ATTACK the gap

Author Conclusion: The plan of ban plastic will work
We are looking for ->The plan of ban plastic will NOT work

Evidence: 1. A small town want to ban sale of plastic
2. plastic not environmental friendly
3. ban of sales will reduce plastic waste and replace with paper

Assumption (pre-thinking that closes the gap)
The plan will work only if the people are willing to use paper

Weaken
People not willing to use paper and resort to?
a. get from other place

**Note this is not a ban on people using plastic but sales of plastic.
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