Last year, the plastics industry thwarted a bag ban in Seattle—but the idea is gaining traction throughout Cascadia. Portland has gotten serious about it, but is holding off in hopes of a statewide provision. And the California legislature is looking at AB 1998—which inspired the video below.
Without further ado, a look into the life of a plastic bag as it makes its way from the harsh urban landscape to its natural home in the Pacific Ocean:
Highly recommended viewing. Thoughtful and fun.
A similar, if more serious video is here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/scott/werner-herzbag-the-voice-of-a-plastic-bag(voice-over by Werner Herzog)This one focuses more on the longevity of plastic bags.
This is awesome!