Plastic Bag Ban!
It looks like San Francisco and the state of California are considering a ban on retailers using plastic bags. San Francisco, ever the city of going greener, has required supermarkets and pharmacies to offer compostable plastic bags, recyclable paper bags or reusable bags since passing the law in 2007. The city has estimated that the use of 100 million plastic bags have been avoided because of the law, and if the new law, which would expand to all retailers, passes, that number would dramatically increase. Now, if NYC would get on that...
Read more at Planet Green.
Images are stills from Werner Herzog's short film Plastic Bag.