In an effort to reduce litter, the Los Angeles city council is expected to ban single-use plastic bags later this month, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.
However, employees at Crown Poly, a maker of plastic bags, fear the ban will mean the end of their jobs, reports the Los Angeles Times.
In response to the possible ban, employees have protested the city council, explaining their argument for keeping plastic bags, which are non-biodegradable and damage the environment (video below).
In response, city council member Paul Koretz said: "So if we were here a hundred years ago, would we be saying 'We must not produce automobiles because buggies and buggy whips will--manufacturers won't have jobs anymore?' Of course we wouldn't."