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August 2, 2007

GoodMagazine: Ross Mirkarimi has found an easy way to lessen global warming, our dependence on foreign oil, and rapidly overflowing landfills. The solution is in the bag -- literally. Each of our featherweight plastic shopping bags carries a hefty cost: Americans use 100 billion plastic bags each year, and toss the majority of them after a quick trip to the store... Last spring, Mirkarimi began efforts to make the bag a historical relic. The 45-year-old member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors authored legislation that bans plastic bags made of petroleum products from checkout counters at large supermarkets and pharmacies. “Banning a plastic bag is just a good first, small start,” says Mirkarimi, a co-founder of California’s Green Party >>>
-- Sent by Amir Aghevli

 

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