At some point, we've got to draw the line on crazy laws. Los Angeles is facing devasting unemployment and skyrocketing deficits. But what are some city council members focused on? Banning 100% recyclable grocery bags.
Help us defeat plastic bag bans and taxes across the country.
Studies show that taxes and bans don't keep plastic litter out of the landfill. Without plastic grocery bags, people just purchase replacement bags—often made of thicker, heavier plastic—and then send those bags to the landfill, too.
Plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags.
Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.