– “Plastic Bags Could Get the Sack in California”
“In many parts of environmentally conscious California, you can’t get free plastic bags to carry your groceries, and if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill passed last week [Aug. 31], that’ll be true across the state,” quoting Hallie Jackson, NBC News.
– “HB 1310: To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags”
“With the decision by a few Washington state cities to ban single-use plastic grocery bags, the state legislature is considering several bills to ban plastic bags or to impose a charge on consumers for their use. The primary justification for such a ban is to reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags. Some critics argue plastic bags increase the amount of plastic trash in the ocean and have a negative impact on marine wildlife,” by Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment.
– “Dont Lather, Dont Rinse, Dont Repeat”
“Microbeads, found in many cosmetics, are the latest addition to the marine plastics problem. Yes: You may be dirtying our waters every time you clean your face.”
By Susan Freinkel, Mother Jones.