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Anti-Plastic Advocates Defend City’s Proposed Single-Use Ban

Clip: 01/16/2020 | 11m 27s

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Chicago aldermen have proposed a ban on single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers in an effort to cut down on plastic pollution. We learn more from Abe Scarr, state director for the Illinois Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, which helped create the proposal.

Aired: 01/16/20 | Rating: NR

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