American grocery stores use too many plastic bags.
I am an international USC student from Korea. Since many Koreans are familiar with American culture through movies and music, things haven’t looked that weird to me since I arrived here. Well, one thing has. In supermarkets, all the cashiers double-bag nearly everything, including gallons of milk, which have handles! In my country, you can easily see consumers using alternatives like personal sacks, big paper bags and a self-packaging desk with unused boxes. I like things in the U.S., but why don’t you make your beautiful country even better?
Graduate student, industrial and systems engineering
USC community should support LA plastic bag ban.
I walk my dog every morning down my street a few blocks north of campus, and even though I rarely bring one, I am never without a poop bag because I find plastic bags stuck under fences, in bushes, lying in gutters or drifting casually down the street. According to the Clean Air Council, the state of California spends about $25 million sending plastic bags to landfills each year, and another $8.5 million to remove littered bags just like these from streets. I urge the USC community to rally behind the bag ban that the L.A. City Council to will vote on next Wednesday, April 18. Call your councilmember today.
Senior, environmental studies