A large pile of washed-up trash, including old plastic bags, sits alongside the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, Calif. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
A large pile of washed-up trash, including old plastic bags, sits alongside the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, Calif. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. JOSH MORGAN AP
A large pile of washed-up trash, including old plastic bags, sits alongside the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, Calif. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. JOSH MORGAN AP