Take Two for May 27, 2013

California bill regulating ocean trash dies in Assembly without a vote

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Fight Back Against Proposed Local Ban

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The wind blows a plastic bag around the beach near the Manhattan Beach Pier on August 21, 2008 in the Los Angeles area city of Manhattan Beach, California.

If part of your memorial day plans include a trip to the beach, please make sure not to leave any trash behind. Thousands of pounds of garbage wind up in the Pacific ocean every week, and things often get worse on holidays.

Assembly Bill 521, which would have required manufacturers to be responsible for keeping most common plastic junk out of state waterways, died Friday in the state Assembly without even a vote. 

Liz Crosson, executive director of LA Waterkeeper, joins the show with more. 


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