After plastic carry-out bags are banned, the next target may be the produce bags that consumers use to protect and transport fruit, vegetables and bulk products from grocery stores to their homes, according to one anti-bag activist. The news was revealed in this story from the Santa Cruz Weekly. The proposed ban isn't the point of the story -- it's primarily a feature on singer/songwriter Jackson Browne's well-documented stance against plastic bags and water bottles. Here's a taste of Browne's thoughts on plastics:
"The world is literally filling up with things that are designed to be used once and which never go away," Browne told the Santa Cruz Weekly. "Plastic bags are blowing around the Sahara desert. Camels are dying of starvation with their guts full of plastic." Browne says personal friends of his who have surfed on every continent have reported plastic bags washed up on beaches in Antarctica.Browne will be honored for his high-profile anti-plastics stand on Feb. 23, when the environmental group Save Our Shores gives him an Ocean Hero award. (Feb. 23 has also been designated as Jackson Browne Day in Santa Cruz, "to honor the veteran singer's anti-plastic campaign," the story says). Laura Kasa, executive director of Save Our Shores, told the newspaper that after single-use grocery bags are banned, produce bags may become the group's next target.