Editorial: The plastic bag scourge – It’s time to declare war.

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Plastic bag in lake

STAR-LEDGER – Recently, the Los Angeles Times commemorated the one-year anniversary of California’s plastic bag ban – the first in the U.S. – by reported that victuals still made it from market to table, that no food-borne plagues have erupted, and that nobody went broke paying 10 cents for paper or thick, reusable plastic bags if they chose not to join the thrifty shoppers.

In the end, the only thing their state lost was 13 billion pieces of sheer plastic that clutter trees, clog storm drains, poison animals, and pollute waterways. That’s not a typo. Thirteen billion bags, one year …

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