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California Assembly Votes to Ban Plastic Bags

Posted on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 6:50 pm by R.J. Ruppenthal

If California bans plastic grocery bags, it will be a great step toward decreasing our impact upon the ocean ecosystem, eliminate a lot of unnecessary cleanup of beaches and natural areas, and cut down on resource use, including a small amount of fossil fuels in the plastic. Hopefully, the California State Senate will follow the lower house's lead and vote accordingly, after which this bill would go to the Governator for his signature. And then perhaps, the rest of the country will follow. Here is a link to the NY Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/science/earth/03bags.html?src=me&ref=science

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