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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

A reusable bag venture by Encore Recycling has come under fire by a group of California environmentalists who claim the company has a hidden agenda to keep plastics grocery bags in circulation. Green groups are claiming the reusable bags produced by Encore, whose parent company produces single-use plastic bags, use an excessive amount of plastic and encourage residents to continue relying on the material, instead of seeking legitimate non-plastic bag alternatives.

Recycled railroad crosstie and crossings company IntegriCo Composites has raised a reported $9 million in funding to expand its business. The Temple, Texas-based company, which produces crossties using 100 percent recycled plastics, secured the funding from a host of investors and will target increased production going forward.

A plastic bag ban is now being implemented in Los Angeles, the largest American city to pass legislation banning the single-use items. On Jan. 1 the ban took effect at large grocery stores, where consumers must bring their own bags or pay a 10 cent fee for paper bags. The legislation expands to cover smaller stores starting July 1.

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