The problem with plastic

Salon tours a San Francisco recycling center and finds that plastic bags are getting in the way of a clean operation.

Published August 10, 2007 10:19AM (EDT)

Katharine Mieszkowski writes about the environmental scourge of plastic bags, which even cause problems at the recycling plant. Take a video tour of San Francisco's Norcal Waste Management center, where used bags are choking the system.

By Caitlin Shamberg

Caitlin Shamberg is a former multimedia editor at Salon.

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