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The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that in Los Angeles County, today is being celebrated as “A Day Without a Bag,” with businesses all over the country “encouraging shoppers to make use of reusable bags instead of disposable ones for an entire 24 hours.”

It is the third year for the event, sponsored by Heal The Bay and observed by retailers that include Albertsons, Ralphs and Banana Republic.

“The main goal is a public education event so that people choose reusable bags over single-use bags,” Natalie Burdick, constituent development manager for Heal the Bay. “(Plastic bags) that don’t get into the trash get into the storm drain and become a tax burden to clean up; bags that get into the ocean get mixed up with marine life.”
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