plastic bags http://kvpr.org en Bill Would Phase Out Plastic Bags in California http://kvpr.org/post/bill-would-phase-out-plastic-bags-california <div><p>Plastic bags may not be an option much longer at California grocery stores. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban the bags. Despite previous attempts, supporters believe this time the bill will pass. Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento.</p><p>California retailers hand out more than 14 billion single use plastic bags every year. The state’s own figures show only 5 percent are recycled. Mark Murray is with Californians Against Waste.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:34:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 13691 at http://kvpr.org Bill Would Phase Out Plastic Bags in California For California Lawmakers, Plastic Bag Ban Debate is Back http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-plastic-bag-ban-debate-back <p></p><p class="p1">One of the most controversial issues in the California legislature in recent years is back.&nbsp; Lawmakers are proposing several bills that would either ban the use of plastic bags, charge fees for single-use bags or both.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">This idea has stalled in the legislature year after year, amid strong opposition from plastic bag manufacturers and grocers.&nbsp; But Democratic Assemblyman Mark Levine says this time will be different.</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:22:12 +0000 Ben Adler 12894 at http://kvpr.org For California Lawmakers, Plastic Bag Ban Debate is Back