Wednesday, March 28, 2007

San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban

A follow up to an earlier post: Today San Francisco's City Council voted to ban plastic bags that are made from petroleum products. Here is the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-bags.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

1 comment:

Michelle Verges, Project Director said...

Oh, that's right! The City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee met on March 22nd to make amendments to their initial proposal.

It's shocking to think that this ban would save 450,000 gallons of oil a year. Good grief, that's amazing!

The other bonus is that we're saving on landfill space, too. To date, the majority (like 99%) of plastic bags end up in landfills or as litter.

And to add insult to injury, it takes about 1,000 years for one plastic bag to biodegrade.

I hope more cities follow San Francisco's example.

:0) M