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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.
Today the Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on whether to ban single use plastic bags. The proposed law was first introduced two years ago by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian.
For more on this we're joined now by KPCC's Environmental Reporter Molly Peterson.