Plastic Particles Found In Bottled Water, Study FindsA study examining 11 brands of bottled water sold around the world has found that nearly every sample tested was contaminated by plastic particles.
Proposed California Anti-Plastic Straw Bill Draws FireA California lawmaker is taking flak for a measure that would make it illegal for servers to offer plastic straws with drinks unless they're asked.
Is Microwaving Plastic Food Containers Safe? Experts Say NoLindsey Malone, dietitian and manager of nutrition, at the Ohio hospital says the materials in plastic containers can contaminate other objects when heated.
Concerns Over Plastic Pieces Lead To Recall Of Certain Chicken Sausage ProductsConcerns that products may be contaminated with pieces of plastic has led to the recall of about 60,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage.
Huntington Beach City Council Votes To Repeal Plastic Bag BanA single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that's been in place in Huntington Beach for two years.
4th Grade Teacher Accused Of Placing Plastic Bag Over Student's Head For 'Several Seconds'A Los Angeles elementary school teacher who's accused of placing a plastic bag over a student's head in class pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of child abuse.
Signatures Submitted To Fight California Bag BanIf the referendum qualifies, the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in, effectively buying plastic bag manufacturers more time.
LA Plastic Bag Ban 'Sequel' Will Expand To 5K Mom-And-Pop ShopsA plastic bag ban already in place at large supermarkets and drugstores in the city of Los Angeles will expand this week to include smaller grocers, officials said.
Plastics Industry Fights Proposed Statewide Bag BanLobbyists for the plastics industry Wednesday warned jobs could be lost if Sacramento lawmakers vote to phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.
Firefighters Extinguish Blaze At Pomona Recycling PlantA large pile of plastic at a recycling plant in Pomona went up in flames on Saturday evening.
Westside Lawmaker Eyes Ban On Micro-Plastic 'Beads' In Beauty ProductsA Santa Monica state lawmaker says micro-plastic particle abrasives - commonly known as “microbeads" - pose a "pervasive" environmental threat to local waterways.
Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect For LA ShoppersAngelenos have said goodbye to 2013 - and to plastic bags.