Palo Alto sued over plastic bag ban
Original post made on Apr 23, 2009
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on Apr 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm
Did you know that the Australian government actually retracted its quote that 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year because the story actually states that plastic fishing debris (mainly abandoned nets) was the cause?
The EPA was quoted in an interview saying…"consumers shouldn't stress too much, as long as they're recycling or reusing store bags, said Chris Newman, an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."
Also did you know that the majority US plastic bags are made from natural gas and not oil?
For facts and links to the studies about plastic bags and the environment that started it all, as well as environmental shopping strategies and a survey of plastic bag knowledge...please visit
Watch a plastic recycling emercial at
on Apr 23, 2009 at 8:35 pm
I think our focus is better spent on banning styrofoam.
on Apr 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm
These pro-plastic bag people need to find something to protect other than their egos and wallets. I wonder how much public money is being spent on defending these law suits.