“Paper or Plastic?” is in California’s past

Calfornia lawmakers votes to ban plastic bags in supermarkets

It looks like single-use plastic bags are a thing of the past here in California. According to the LA Times and GOOD Blog, lawmakers voted 41 to 27 on Thursday to ban the bags in supermarkets, but retailers will still be able to provide the bags for a nickel.

So how many plastic bags does California use? About 19 billion every year, which averages out to 552 per person! Kind of insane, no?

California Bans Plastic Bags -GOOD Blog
California lawmakers act on flurry of new bills -Los Angeles Times
In California, a Step Toward B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) -The New York Times