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Concerns Over Plastic Pieces Lead To Recall Of Certain Chicken Sausage Products

Concerns that products may be contaminated with pieces of plastic has led to the recall of about 60,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage.


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Huntington Beach City Council Votes To Repeal Plastic Bag Ban

A single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that’s been in place in Huntington Beach for two years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/21/2015

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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.


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Signatures Submitted To Fight California Bag Ban

If 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.


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LA Plastic Bag Ban ‘Sequel’ Will Expand To 5K Mom-And-Pop Shops

A 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2014

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Plastics Industry Fights Proposed Statewide Bag Ban

Lobbyists 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.


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Firefighters Extinguish Blaze At Pomona Recycling Plant

A large pile of plastic at a recycling plant in Pomona went up in flames on Saturday evening.


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Westside Lawmaker Eyes Ban On Micro-Plastic ‘Beads’ In Beauty Products

A Santa Monica state lawmaker says micro-plastic particle abrasives – commonly known as “microbeads” – pose a “pervasive” environmental threat to local waterways.


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Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect For LA Shoppers

Angelenos have said goodbye to 2013 – and to plastic bags.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/01/2014

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Councilman Bags Groceries Ahead Of Impending Plastic Bag Ban

Angelenos will soon have to bring their own bag to their favorite supermarket – and local officials want to make sure everyone’s ready for the transition.


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Family: Aunt Found Fatally Stabbed, Wrapped In Plastic At South LA Apartment

A woman Wednesday said she discovered the body of her aunt stabbed and wrapped in plastic in a South LA apartment.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2013

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California Company Recalls 60K Pounds Of Ground Beef That May Contain Plastic Bits

A California meat company is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of ground beef believing the product — bound for school lunches in several states — might contain small pieces of plastic.


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General Mills Voluntarily Recalls Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing

General Mills is voluntarily recalling refrigerated “Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing” over concerns that the products may contain fragments of plastic.


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Body Discovered Wrapped In Plastic In Gorman Area

A body was discovered wrapped in a black plastic bag Wednesday afternoon in the Gorman area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2013


Bill Aims To Reduce Plastic Pollution Along Calif. Coast By 95 Percent

It’s a common sight on the nation’s beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.

CBS Los Angeles–05/24/2013