The Plastic Bag Ban
The California Watchdog has a good read on the latest effort in the state legislature to ban plastic shopping bags. I am sympathetic to the problem of those plastic bags ending up all over the place, but they do have other uses and are recyclable. The recycling centers aren't accepting them now but you can recycle by returning them to the store.
What really gets me about this latest proposal is it supposedly bans paper shopping bags, as well, if they're not made from recycled paper. Seems to me more than 500 jobs are at risk with here if you throw paper shopping bags into the mix.