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EcoWatch

Jun 19 '13
Los Angeles Enacts Plastic Bag Ban, Strengthens Statewide Movement

Single-use plastic bags are one of the most common garbage items on California’s beaches according to the Los Angeles Times. They are a direct threat to ocean wildlife, like the sea turtles that mistake them for edible jellyfish. One in three leatherback sea turtles have plastic in their stomach, most often a plastic bag, based on a study of over 370 autopsies. Plastic bags make up as much as 25 percent, by weight, of all garbage flowing out to sea on the Los Angeles River according to a 2008 L.A. County report.
“Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the ocean for hundreds of years,” commented Weaver.
http://ecowatch.com/2013/la-enacts-plastic-bag-ban/

Los Angeles Enacts Plastic Bag Ban, Strengthens Statewide Movement

Single-use plastic bags are one of the most common garbage items on California’s beaches according to the Los Angeles Times. They are a direct threat to ocean wildlife, like the sea turtles that mistake them for edible jellyfish. One in three leatherback sea turtles have plastic in their stomach, most often a plastic bag, based on a study of over 370 autopsies. Plastic bags make up as much as 25 percent, by weight, of all garbage flowing out to sea on the Los Angeles River according to a 2008 L.A. County report.

“Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the ocean for hundreds of years,” commented Weaver.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/la-enacts-plastic-bag-ban/

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    this should be a nation wide ban…
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    Yes!! This brightened my day.
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