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.
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Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.
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.
Plastic bags provide a cleaner, safer option at the grocery store. Many reusable bags contain high levels of lead; microbiologists have found harmful bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in reusable bags.