Daily Digest

As Americans grapple with the tons of trash we produce, local cities – from Milpitas to Ukiah – are taking strides to reduce plastic pollution.

The Wall Street Journal 4/18/2012
Grappling With a Garbage Glut
Each week, we push our trash to the curb, and it seemingly disappears. But where does it all go: the spent cartons of milk, the computer keyboard fried by spilled coffee, those empty dog food cans?

Milpitas Post 4/18/2012
Council steps closer to plastic bag ban for Milpitas
Milpitas City Council on split votes Tuesday decided to pursue a future ordinance to ban single-use carryout plastic bags in the city. On a related vote, however, the council rejected a larger state-level effort to restrict polystyrene food containers.

Press Democrat 4/18/2012
Ukiah to ban plastic bags
The Ukiah City Council Wednesday night unanimously voted to prohibit disposable plastic shopping bags, the first such ban in Mendocino or Sonoma counties.