City of Santa Monica Bans Plastic Bags

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First, what does Santa Monica have in common with Brownsville, Texas? They've both banned plastic bags. Santa Monica did it two days ago. So has Los Angeles County in unincorporated areas, and several cities are. What's becoming a national movement is based in part on reports of an enormous garbage patch full of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. But the American Chemistry Council says that's not true. We hear from advocates on both sides of the issue.

Credits

Guests:
Stephen L. Joseph - Attorney, Save the Plastic Bag coalition , Kirsten James - Water Quality Director, Heal the Bay

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper