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More US Municipalities Weigh Plastic Bag Legislation

As U.S. consumers drive the holiday shopping season, they typically carry new purchases home in plastic shopping bags. The bags used this holiday season, which often become a nuisance, dotting unkempt landscapes and polluting waterways, represent only a fraction of the huge number of disposable sacks used for packing groceries and other items throughout the year. “They get caught in bushes and trees, in storm water systems, they end up clogging up sewers,” says Janet Larsen, Director...

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