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April/May 2014

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T he Californians Against Waste website (www.cawrecycles.org) estimates 34- to 107 million dollars is spent each year to manage plastic bag litter in California. Of the 13 billion plastic bags distributed annually, only 3 percent are recycled. In the state of California alone, approximately 400 single-use plastic bags are thrown away per second. But there's good news! Effective January 1 of this year, the City of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance banning single-use plastic grocery bags and placing a 10-cent minimum price requirement on paper bags. Other cities with bans in place include West Holly- wood, Culver City, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Glendale and Pasadena. To date, 100 California cities and counties have voted to ban single-use plastic bags, covering 31 percent of the state's population. As a promotional stunt, a bowling ball-size Super Ball was made and dropped from a 23rd floor rooop. On its first rebound it smashed a convertible car to bits. " " PLASTIC BAG PROGRESS april/may 2014 27 FINAL-WLT-APRIL-MAY.indd 27 3/30/14 7:58 PM

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