After Seattles new law for a twenty cent tax on plastic bags, with high hopes of phasing out their use ( or misuse ) in corner store, and convenient stores, L. A. appears to be following suit. The Town Council voted a resolution on July twenty-two to prohibit all retail plastic bags from stores beginning July one, 2010 if the state of California fails to inflict an outstanding bill ( AB 2058 ) that would force shops to charge patrons twenty-five cents for each plastic carrier bag supplied by shops and enormous retail shops. Second , environment activists say that plastic bags take millenia to rot and occupy space in the landfills, when in fact, plastic bags generate 39% less emissions of greenhouse gases than uncomposted paper bags, and 68% less emissions of CO2 than composted paper bags.
Finally , many environment activists claim the production of plastic bags is explicitly conditional upon oil. In the U. S. , ethylene is made from ethane which is removed from natural gas. With clothing shops, connoisseur markets, and one of Austins most classic eateries, Gueros, all within just a few blocks, this colourful retail zone is one of Austins most thrilling cultural pulse-points. Norwood Estate Park at Riverbank Drive and IH35 is Austins own leash-free dog park.