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.
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)
By Caitlin Shamberg
Caitlin Shamberg is a former multimedia editor at Salon.MORE FROM Caitlin Shamberg