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Study on bacteria in reusable bags adds fuel to debate over plastic-bag ban

July 7, 2010 | 11:40 am

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Apparently those reusable, fabric shopping bags that are increasingly popular in L.A. can carry a lot of bacteria if they are not regularly washed. The Pasadena Star-News reports on the recent study:

The findings have been thrust into a debate in the state legislature, which is considering a bill that would ban single-use, paper or plastic shopping bags in favor of more environmentally friendly reusable bags.

Placement of 'sharrows' concern some bikers: Streetsblog L.A. reports on concerns among members of the L.A. biking community about the city's pilot 'sharrow' program:

Even the LACBC, who has been the chief supporters of the project, have written to the LADOT asking for better care in placing these markings so as not to direct cyclists to drive in an uneven pattern or even to ride within the "door zone."

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