New Plastic Bag Law

 

2007 brings a new plastic bag law to Californians. Can the rest of the country be far behind?

The new law will require store owners to create a plastic recycling program. It will require owners to make it possible for customers to return plastic bags to the store for reuse.

It has been estimated that it costs 17 cents for each plastic bag used by consumers.

Plastic bags pollute the environment, fill up landfills, and kill wildlife.

As a solution, customers can recycle plastic bags by taking them back to the store to carry home their own purchases. Better yet, stop using plastic bags and bring their own canvas and other reusable bags.

Sources:

http://www.times-standard.com/local/ci_4928954
http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Bans/Costs-Paper-Plastic-Bags17nov04.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/canvasbags.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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