The author of the Single-Use Bag Reduction Act delivered a blistering expose of the false figures being used by the plastics industry trade association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), to oppose her bill.
Those photographs of sludge-soaked pelicans are painful to behold. It's those hollow pupils peeking out of the brown death. They are an avian version of the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg that Fitzgerald once wrote about -- and they implicate us all.
We're all in this together. While it may be annoying to go back to your car to grab your reusable bag, or bring your own mug with you to Starbucks, think about what our world could be like if EVERYONE did it.