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.
Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010.
Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.
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.