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California Supreme Court upholds municipal ban on plastic bags
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In June 2008, the city manager of Manhattan Beach (a small, beach-front community in Southern California) issued a staff report recommending the adoption of an ordinance banning the use of "point-of-sale plastic carry-out bags" in the city.... Read More

Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More

Amount of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various plastic debris wastes that are located in the oceans. Prior posts have also suggested that there may be plastic waste in the water column, though its quantification was uncertain. A recent assessment suggests that the... Read More

California Supreme Court upholds municipal ban on plastic bags
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In June 2008, the city manager of Manhattan Beach (a small, beach-front community in Southern California) issued a staff report recommending the adoption of an ordinance banning the use of "point-of-sale plastic carry-out bags" in the city.... Read More