Monterey County is working with officials in constituent cities to reduce plastic litter pollution by banning plastic bags and polystyrene takeout containers, writes Rachel Tompa and Laith Agha of the Monterey Herald. CAW policy associate Bryan Early told the Monterey Herald that plastic litter essentially never biodegrades and that consumers should use reusable containers:
"The point is not to go with paper, but to go with reusable bags," Early said. "The goal is a reduction of production of bags in general."
Several California municipalities have recently taken on the issue of plastic litter pollution, including Santa Cruz and Los Angeles Counties.
CAW and Plastic Litter Pollution: