I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this.
Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows I have an every growing hatred for plastic. Like everyone else I cannot get it completely out of my life, though I've made progress in reducing it's coming into my home. You can read about the great garbage swirl here along with other posts about plastic.
California had a bill which would have banned single-use plastic bags beginning with grocery stores and pharmacies in 2012 and liquor and convenience stores in 2013. The general population seemed to be in agreement. Certainly the environmentalists were. Unfortunately by a vote of 21 to 14, the California Senate couldn't get their heads out of their a**es and voted the bill down. You can read about it here.
I'm just sick. I think if California had passed the bill, other states around the nation would have followed.
At the very least, I think grocery stores should make customers pay, say...5 cents for each bag a used. It might make people more aware and cause them to use reusable bags.