Mark Murray

Californians against Waste

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Executive director of Californians against Waste

Mark Murray on KCRW

Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

Playing Politics with Plastic Bags

Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough.

from Which Way, L.A.?

So what’s going to happen with all those batteries now that the Exide plant is closed? Where will they be recycled?

The Bigger Problem of Battery Waste

So what’s going to happen with all those batteries now that the Exide plant is closed? Where will they be recycled?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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