Thursday, June 3, 2010

California Bans Plastic Bags

I just received and email informing that California will ban plastic bags. I'm proud of this government for being the first state in the United States to take the initiative environmentally friendly.

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Acabei de receber um email informando que as sacolas plásticas serão proibidas no estado da California. Fico feliz e orgulhoso desse governo ser o primeiro nos Estados Unidos a tomar essa iniciativa amiga do meio ambiente.
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"Acting on what the Los Angeles Times describes as "a flurry of new bills," California lawmakers have voted to ban single-use plastic bags at supermarket checkout stands. (Retailers will still offer paper bags, but those will cost a nickle each.) We've come a long way since San Francisco became the first city in the country to ban the bags—whose ghastly environmental impact far outweighs their utility—in 2007.

For a state that uses 19 billion of those bags a year, this is big news. For Californian shoppers, it looks like there's finally incentive to stop leaving your reusable bags at home.

Oh, and there are even rumors of a United Nations led global ban down the road."

Photo: A close-up of some of the 60,000 plastic bags used in the United States every five seconds, from Chris Jordan's series, "Running the Numbers".

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