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 take up 85 percent less space than paper bags in landfills.
Plastic bags are chosen by more than 90 percent of consumers at the checkout. About 9 out of every 10 consumers reuse these bags for everyday household purposes.
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.