Despite bans on plastic bags, big plastic is still winning

Jan 29, 2020
The lobby has successfully prohibited 14 states from implementing state-wide regulations.
A plastic bag sits in a Manhattan street in New York City.
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The single-use plastic pollution problem

Apr 22, 2019
This Earth Day, let’s do the numbers on single-plastic use.
This photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a dog on a garbage-filled creek in Manila.
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Employees hand out free reusable grocery bags at a Whole Foods Market in 2008 in Pasadena, California.
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Los Angeles joins plastic bag ban

May 24, 2012
L.A. has become the largest U.S. city to prohibit the use of plastic grocery bags. But the paper alternative isn't much better for the environment.

Los Angeles moves to eliminate plastic bags

May 24, 2012
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to phase out plastic bags at the checkout with a ten cent tax. Other cities around the country have enacted similar measures, but Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city to do so.

Italy bans plastic bags, strives to be more eco-friendly

Jan 3, 2011
Italy is saying ciao to plastic bags. The country banned plastic bags in stores nationwide as part of a New Years pledge to improve the environm...

BP says static kill is working...

Aug 4, 2010
... The government says three-quarters of the oil has already broken up! Louisiana shrimpers getting set to return to work. Not everyone's thri...

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