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A Step in the Right Direction
Posted November 22, 2010
Paper or plastic? How about neither? Many consumers think that merely re-using plastic bags is a green effort. However, with several million plastic bags ending up in landfills, the eventual negative affects cannot be ignored. Recently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors celebrated a victory in pollution prevention by voting to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The decision affects at least 1 million people living in LA, and is a stricter ban than those passed in other major cities. The ban hopes to educate consumers about the benefits of re-usable or biodegradable shopping bags as well as providing a system for grocery stores to receive monetary benefits for following the new green policy. Los Angeles County isn’t the only place that has banned plastic bags. Check out this BBC article, which gives a breakdown of worldwide plastic bag bans.