Los Angeles County and San Francisco are among the California municipalities that have banned plastic bags on the grounds that they're bad for the environment. But an environmental curriculum used in some California public schools contains positive messages about plastic bags. They were inserted into a textbook at the request of the American Chemistry Council, which lobbied successfully against a statewide ban.
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Susanne Rust - Investigative reporter specializing in environmental issues, Los Angeles Times - @susrust, Gerald Lieberman - State Education and Environment Roundtable, Bryan Ehlers - California Environmental Protection Agency, Alex Molnar - National Education Policy Center