Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hope for ending the plastic bag plague

Guess what environmental hero is taking a giant step towards eliminating the plastic bag trash that is choking our oceans?

Germany? Greenpeace? No, it's much-maligned China that's banning plastic bags!

If they can do it, why can't we?

China is banning the flimsy disposable one-use plastic bag, just in time for the summer Olympics. Go China.

Now if only the foot-dragging US would follow China's leadership, then we'd really be making progress.

2 comments:

Kate said...

We have done this in San Francisco. Also, take-out packages are now mainly compostable paper. So far, this does not seem to be the cause of the recession.

Mark Powell said...

If only the rest of the US could catch up to SF and China.