July 22, 2009

Rural AK town bans plastic bags, foam containers

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“It looks like white geese out there. Eight million of them.”  That’s how David Stovner, manager of the recycling center in tiny Bethel, AK, views the plastic bags and Styrofoam littering the tundra around his town. The city council in the town of 5,700 has just voted to ban the bags and foam food containers. A similar ban passed earlier in the decade but was overturned by a public vote, writes Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News.

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