Scott Fallon of The Record, who has been doing some great articles on the far-reaching impacts of plastics on the environment, has an article in the paper today about New Jersey's legislation to band plastic bags, plastic straws and foam containers. You can see discarded plastic bags hanging from many trees in New Jersey and elsewhere.
(But ask many a cashier to forgo the plastic grocery bags, and they react like your a crazy person.)
The plastic lobby is already gearing up for a fight -- as if they care about the environment. You can read the story here.
You can read more from Scott's series here.