Unformatted text preview: manufacture into different products. Plastic bags are a hundred percent recyclable, so there is no reason why people should not recycle them. Due to this law, the state of California is requiring stores bigger than 10,000 square feet of retail space and earning more than two million dollars in annual sales that use plastic bags, to make recycling bins for plastic bags available for the public. The industry moved from paper bags to plastic bags in hopes to save trees and better the environment, but due to the large number of plastic bags that are not being recycled, the effect plastic bags are having are negative. State agencies are encouraging people to recycle their plastic bags, so they can also help the environment....
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- Winter '08
- Environmentalism, plastic bags