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Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag
Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag

Not only can you fight City Hall, sometimes City Hall can fight itself and win — defeating civic inertia and civic politics. So, good job, Los Angeles! As of Tuesday, the city’s January ban on single-use plastic bags for many big retailers extends to more than 7,000 small grocers, markets, convenience stores and drugstores. This is a good thing for very good reasons. They include: - Consideration for the planet we must inhabit until Elon Musk can get us to the Mars Club Med. Tens of thousands of sea mammals and turtles die every year because they eat the plastic junk that we dump. - Aesthetic. It’s gross to see these bags clinging to fences like dead jellyfish and...