USA Today Reports:
"...As the California Senate prepares to vote on the nation’s first statewide ban on plastic bags, an environmental group has released a mockumentary — narrated by actor Jeremy Irons — on the life of a plastic bag. The Majestic Plastic Bag follows a “clever and illustrious” plastic bag on its migration from grocery story to its final home — the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way, it will tangle with “one of nature’s most deadly killers – the teacup yorkie” as well as “hungry sea life” that feeds on plastic..."
Heal the Bay says 19 billion bags are used in California each year, creating nearly 123,000 tons of waste and costing up to $3.23 billion each year in taxes used for cleanup efforts.