Los Angeles opposes plastic bags to save the planet
Following Hawaii in the famous city on the west coast of the United States officially banned the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and other retail outlets. This decision came into power, analyzed the data of the report on the environmental status of marine waters near the city, and realizing acute the problem of urban landfills. The project will run for 16 months.
Each year, Californians use 12 billion plastic bags, and only 5 percent of them are recycled. Data for Los Angeles: 2.3 billion ban the use of individual plastic bags can have a positive impact on the health of the water and the streets of the city and make Los Angeles (population 4 million), the first major metropolis in the U.S., has made a significant step towards environmental improvements. The state ban has long adopted 45 villages state, including San Jose, Long Beach and San Francisco, which took first place in the list in 2007. There abandoned plastic bags only in supermarkets and pharmacies, but there are plans to extend the restrictions, despite some protests from buyers. Sacramento is almost ready to take this ecologically important invaluable ban.
To implement restrictions life more sales centers play 6 months, and small shops about a year. Next, for each plastic bag stores in Los Angeles will be required to take an additional 10 cents for each package taken by the buyer. In San Francisco, the additional cost even have paper bags. And in some places in the states to ban joined restaurants and private shops.
However, not all sectors of the public to support such a drastic ban. Especially for workers of factories producing wretched plastic bags. They are outraged that they can lose their job if they all go on reusable bags, which are imported from China. We often hear the desperate cries of the workers: "Do not give me a job in China, please save me a job." Indeed, the ban could mean the dismissal of thousands of workers to 2. Opponents of the ban insist not to deprive the buyer of choice, and an employee of a plastic factory. And to do that by focusing on the modernization and expansion of the field of waste management.