|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.|
And maybe then I would be much better about remembering to take my reusable bags into the store with me, instead of forgetting them in the backseat of my car.
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.