is wasting $850,000 on an ad campaign about the bag ban. Cash is not recyclable. Instead of plastic bags, Austin is touting a non-recyclable Chinese-made multiple use bag.
Plastic bags are not a threat. In California they represent a paltry 0.13 percent of its waste stream. According to the British Environmental Agency, a cloth bag has to be reused 131 to offset any global warming effect.
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