Plastic Bag Ban

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Garcia 4 Works Cited Derry, Clark Williams. “Three (Unexpected) Reasons to Support Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban.” Sightline Daily. n.p. 24 March 2011. Web. 26 March 2012. “5 Major Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags.” Our Everyday Earth. n.p. 23 Feb. 2011. Web. 26 March 2012. Galbraith, Kate. “Mixed Reviews for Brownsville Ban on Plastic Bags.” The New York Times. The New York Times. 7 May 2011. n.pag. Web. 26 March 2012. Gordon, Rachel. “S.F. mayor backs stricter ban on plastic bags.” San Francisco Chronicle. SFGate. 7 Feb. 2012. C-1. Web. 26 March 2012. Corinna Marie Garcia ENGL 1301.55 Mrs. Dorman March 29, 2012 Team Green January 1, 2012 may have been a night full of New Year resolutions, but it also marked the beginning of a new era for the city of Brownsville. As of this date, Brownsville began to enforce the plastic bag ban. The plastic bag ban basically bans stores from giving out plastic bags to their customers. This movement is intended to reduce city costs and pollution. I believe that this one small change can make a big beautiful difference for our environment. The plastic bag ban is not something we can all adjust to over night, but definitely something worth making an effort for. The policy, which took effect in January, has eliminated more than 350,000 bags per day, according to Mayor Pat Ahumada, who said in an email that it has ‘transformed our city from littered and dirty to a much cleaner city.” (Galbraith) Instead of stores providing their customers with plastic bags at time of purchase, they will instead need to purchase an eco friendly bio degradable reusable bag at anywhere from .10 to $5.00 each bag, depending on its size and quality. Many people are expected to initially be against this plastic bag ban. However, this small change in lifestyle is something everyone should eventually be proud to take part in.

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