Star Struck LA City Council Votes against Local Jobs
Hollywood's Julia Louis-Dreyfus wanted a plastic bag ban. The council was concerned about Hollywood jobs...but ignored the pleas of local workers, dismissed their jobs and brushed off dangerous health concerns.
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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.
Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010.
Plastic bags take up 85 percent less space than paper bags in landfills.