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 are recycled into building materials such as backyard decking, fencing and playground equipment.
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 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.