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Bans on polystyrene, plastic bags continue to spread
Feb. 23 -- Unless there is an unexpected reversal in a second vote, Dana Point, Calif., is set to become the 50th community in California to enact a ban on polystyrene takeout foodservice containers.
A second vote on the ban -- which would not be enforced until seven months after council approves the ban at a second reading -- is scheduled for March 6.
At the same meeting, Dana Point city council approved a ban on plastic bags, which also requires a second vote.
Recycle the lives of nonviolent criminals
A Murfreesboro company that recycles household trash is now helping to recycle the lives of non-violent criminals. It's part of the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center (RCCWC) work release program. And it's making a difference for offenders one plastic bottle at a time.
LaGreggory Sweatt was sentenced to a year at the work center after being convicted of driving under the influence.
"We're all not bad," Sweatt said. "We all deserve a chance like anyone else."