|In a move experts say could domino across the country, California is poised to become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. Approved by the state assembly in June, a bill to that effect is due before the senate on Tuesday, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will sign it if he receives it.|
California set to ban plastic bags
San Francisco has also put a ban on styrofoam food containers. Every time I travel outside of the city and get served in a styrofoam plate or get a styrofoam takeaway box, I cringe a little. I am proud to live in CA and to be part of a city that spearheads such initiatives.
Paper grocery bags cost 10 cents - but they are great to use for collecting recycling items.