Some Los Angeles City Council members are actually spending their time talking about a ban on paper and plastic grocery bags. A ban will threaten thousands of local jobs and raise grocery costs for working families.
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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.
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.