Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today called on the state Legislature to pass a ban on plastic bags, possibly as early as December. A bill that would have banned single-use plastic bags failed in the state Senate this summer. But Schwarzenegger said the state needs to reconsider in order to "terminate" plastic pollution. "Of course we fell short a few votes, but we said, 'We'll be back,' and we are back again. And maybe in December we can do it. Who knows. And if we don't get it done in December, we'll get it done next year. We're going to try over and over again. Because we have seen in the past that when you don't give up, eventually you can be successful." Check out the video below. Among other things, he criticizes the American Chemistry Council, saying that outside forces can say a ban would be too costly, but that does not take into account the costs that plastic bags create for shoppers, for local communities and for wildlife.
Schwarzenegger wants Calif. to ban plastic bags
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