Monday, August 17, 2009

The Pro-Trash Lobby

In the ocean plastic bags look like jellyfish, are eaten by and then kill marine life. On land they are a visual blight as well as a killer. Plastic bags degrade sometime between 300 hundred years and never making them a near permanent source of pollution. But that doesn't mean there isn't plastic bag love out there.

Seattle has a modest proposal on the ballot to impose a recycling fee of 20 cents on plastic bags. The businesses who make over 500 billion plastic bags a year are spending millions of dollars fighting it. It is looking like all of that pollution profit is going to swing the election and defeat the bag fee.

It's a funny thing about evil. Evil is very rich and seldom ever loses.

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