In this 2013 photo, a plastic shopping bag liters the roadside in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to reduce the cluttering of California, in 2006 the state Legislature passed a law requiring grocery stores and other large retailers to give consumers an easy way of returning used bags. A bill in the North Carolina General Assembly would end a ban on plastic bags on the Outer Banks.
In this 2013 photo, a plastic shopping bag liters the roadside in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to reduce the cluttering of California, in 2006 the state Legislature passed a law requiring grocery stores and other large retailers to give consumers an easy way of returning used bags. A bill in the North Carolina General Assembly would end a ban on plastic bags on the Outer Banks. Rich Pedroncelli AP
In this 2013 photo, a plastic shopping bag liters the roadside in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to reduce the cluttering of California, in 2006 the state Legislature passed a law requiring grocery stores and other large retailers to give consumers an easy way of returning used bags. A bill in the North Carolina General Assembly would end a ban on plastic bags on the Outer Banks. Rich Pedroncelli AP

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Bill to end Outer Banks’ ban on plastic bags would blight the NC coast

May 17, 2017 2:23 PM

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