plastic bags may go the way of lead paint, lawn darts
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Century, may be like lead paint and other banned products.
Second more Los Angelespopulous U. S.
Cities, which became the largest city in the United States yesterday, restricted the use of ubiquitous bags because of concerns that they blocked waterways, killed marine life and garbage public places.
A city councillor in Chicago has also proposed similar measures, and a city councillor in New York says he plans to follow suit. The city of 3.
According to a report from the Health Bureau, 9 million of people use more than 2 billion plastic bags per year, most of which are eventually used as garbage or landfill sites.
Officials in the three cities said they were targeting the coast. to-
Some have compared the bag to the McDonald\'s Styrofoam sandwich container.
Phased out at 1990.
\"It did send out a message, the second one. and third-
Action will be taken in the country\'s largest city, \"said Chicago lawmaker Joe Moreno, author of the city\'s proposal.
\"Local officials are dealing with the issue because they have to deal with plastic bags on sidewalks and water tracks. ”The plastic-
The bag making industry is fighting the ban.
Its lobbying agency, the United States progressive package Alliance, says a decree like Los Angeles threatens a company that employs 30,800 employees in 349 communities and has taken recycling and other measures to reduce pollution.
\"Plastic bags account for 4-
1% of solid
Waste logistics, \"said Mark Daniels, president and executive of the alliance in hartzville, South Carolina --
Headquartered in the manufacturer Hilex polyco.
\"It\'s wrong for environmental activists to say plastic bags fill up our landfill sites; it’s mythical.
\"Stores in Los Angeles have total sales of $2 million a year, over 10,000 square feet of retail space until January.
Use up their stock of plastic bags;
The deadline for small stores is July 1, 2014.
Merchants can provide paper bags for 10 cents per bag and donate the proceeds to the store.
Mayor Antonio Villa igossa is scheduled to sign the legislation today.
Since the beginning of the 1990 s, the use of plastic shopping bags has been banned by Massimo usetts\'s nantaki Island and Westport in Connecticut; San Francisco; Seattle;
According to plasticbaglaw, a non-profit organization, Aspen in Colorado also declared the sacks illegal.
Organizations that support this effort.
Los Angeles County passed a decree in 2010 banning the use of plastic bags in unincorporated areas of more than 1 million residents and requiring shops to charge 10 cents for each paper bag.
A Ralphs grocery store owned by Kroger.
In the unregistered seaside community in Marina del Rey, California, customers packed groceries yesterday in paper bags, reusable canvas and plastic bags.
John Anagnous, 25year-old precious-
Metal sellers loaded his groceries into the car with three paper bags, calling the ban an example of excessive government intervention.
Anagnous said: \"To be honest, this is an easy income for grocery chains, I know environmental protection, but I find plastic bags very convenient.
I find it ridiculous that they want to tell us what we can do.
Neil Helley, 38year-
Old creative director, two packs of toilet paper--
Made of recycled paper-
He has no chartered car.
He said he supported the opposition. time-
The use of containers prompted him to bring reusable bags to the store.
\"This is the 21 st century,\" he said . \"
\"We should care about the environment.
Moreno said: \"Chicago\'s plan will take effect four months after it is passed and may vote this summer.
He said that this could allow shops to charge for paper bags and ask them to store reusable bags.
Mayor Ram Emanuel \"will work with members of the City Council to reach a consensus on this issue,\" spokesman Tom Alexander said in an emailmail.
Tanya Trichet, vice president and general counsel of the group, said the Illinois retailer Association opposed Chicago measures.
She said the price of plastic bags per retailer is about 3 cents, while the price of paper plastic bags is about 9 cents.
\"It does increase the cost of the merchant,\" she said . \".
\"In this fragile economy-
Chicago is more vulnerable than most cities. -
We don\'t think it\'s time to raise the cost of the business.
\"In New York, Brooklyn MP Brad Rand said he plans to introduce a measure this year to ban plastic bags from entering the country, although he has not yet determined the details.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg\'s proposal
Tax on plastic bags, the purpose of which is to stop use, died in the city council on 2008, spokesman Mark Financial said e-mail.
The mayor is the majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.
\"A few years ago, when the mayor proposed a tax, there were far fewer cities in the country that took action to reduce the waste of plastic bags,\" Rand said on the phone . \".
\"It\'s time for New York City to catch up.
\"Getting big cities to act is vital to getting rid of the American economy. S.
For plastic bags, Matthew King, a spokeswoman for Heal the Bay, a non-profit environmental group in Santa Monica, said the group had pushed the ban in California.
\"As a businessman, grocers want to be unified,\" King said on the phone . \". “From a supply-
From the point of view of the chain, it is a very troublesome thing to piece together the local laws.
We hope this will have a domino effect. That’s why L. A.
It\'s a big deal for us.
Elected officials in different cities are trying
Raise each other with plastic-
Cathy Brown, general manager of Crown Poly, said no scientific ban on bags, a bag-
A carmaker in Huntington Park, California, has 300 employees.
\"Plastic bags don\'t kill mammals and birds,\" she said . \"
\"That\'s the plastic fishing line.
No one said about the ban on plastic fishing lines.
A statewide plastic.
California\'s ban on bags failed in the Senate.
In a statement, pajoma Democratic senator Alex padira, who once served in the Los Angeles City Council, said that the city\'s ban \"brought a huge deal to our efforts in Sacramento.
Los Angeles City Councillor Paul coretz, a former state councillor, introduced the decree. Elsewhere, he said, measures could help support the ban on high-rise buildings.
The capacity ammunition magazine for rifles and indoor smoking eventually became state law.
\"Los Angeles is really the place to lead the trend,\" Koretz said . \"
\"This could be a model for the rest of the country and for others.