Plastic Bag Ban
Los Angeles has just become the largest city in the United States to approve a law that bans grocery stores from passing out single-use plastic bags. In effect, customers who don't bring their own re-usable bags will have to pay a 10-cent fee for every paper bag they use. The California senate shut down an effort to implement the ban statewide - but more than 70 local California governments have approved similar initiatives. Here in Sacramento, city council members are looking into legislation that would prompt another citywide plastic bag ban. We'll talk about the bans with Nathan Weaver, the Oceans Advocate for Environment California
, which works to remove plastic bags from use; and Phil Roznski, the Policy Chair for the American Progressive Bag Alliance
, an arm of Hilex Poly
, the largest manufacturer of retail plastic bags and recycled plastic bags, which is working to recycle plastic bags for multiple use.
Sacramento resident and "New York Time"-bestselling author James Rollins
released the newest installment of his "Sigma Force" summer thriller series today. He joins us to talk about the book, "Eye of God,"
which is a combination of scientific theories and historical and religious trivia.