And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial...
I'm Suzanne Shaw [NBC Bay Area Editorial Director]
A statewide ban on plastic bags would have been a bold step in reducing pollution. Grocers and retailers were finally in support. But plastic bag lobbyists, based in Virginia, had more influence on our state Senate than California environmentalists.
Want to save money? Stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the $19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled.
San Francisco and Palo Alto already banned the plastic tumbleweed. Now, all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. Since our state politicians have dropped the ball, it's up to us... protect the planet!
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