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Bagging Plastic Bags: Small Impact on a Big Problem

President Barack Obama's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags is the latest blow in a small but growing fight against what environmentalists refer to as the disposable society. Currently, only 12 cities or counties in the United States have banned the use of plastic bags. But they include three of the nation's largest cities: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. If you doubt that this is a real problem, here's the most sobering statistic you'll hear today: According to...

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