25% of the world now bans plastic bags, and Los Angeles County is one of a growing number of US communities getting on board. Will the limits of cloth bags like Grandma used to carry require thinking about what goes in them? What are the consequences for the economy? President Obama has arrived in Lisbon for a NATO summit on the alliance’s global mission and on strategy for Afghanistan in the next four years. Also, the big news at the LA Auto Show so far is the Chevy Volt winning Green Car of the Year--three times.
IMAGE: LA CRESCENTA, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Coasters Perez holds a plastic grocery bag as she puts the groceries in her car on November 17, 2010 in La Crescenta, California. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed Prop 26, a ban on plastic grocery bags, in unincorporated areas of the county on Tuesday November 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)