While some plastic is recycled, most of it is thrown away after use to be put in landfills. San Francisco hopes to have no waste going into landfills by 2020 and has started this campaign by banning the sale of plastic bottles. It is the first city in America to do so and in addition they have already banned plastic bags and foam containers. They are promoting reusable glass containers and will fine up to $1,000 for violations.

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