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Will Biodegradable Plastic Bags Melt in Trees?

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Will Biodegradable Plastic Bags Melt in Trees?

Will Biodegradable Plastic Bags Melt in Trees?

Will Biodegradable Plastic Bags Melt in Trees?

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San Francisco recently approved a ban on non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags.

While retail stores adjust to the change, it's unclear how it will affect people whose job it is to snag plastic bags caught in trees and other high places.

Melissa Block talks with Bill McClelland, president of Bag Snaggers, Inc. McClelland was the subject of a story on bag snagging that Block reported in 1997.