California to consider ban on plastic restaurant containers

SACRAMENTO Calif. Hearings reportedly have been scheduled for April on legislation that would ban the use of plastic and polystyrene food containers in California's restaurants.

Los Angeles assemblyman Mike Feuer, the bill's sponsor, contends the move would help to protect the nation's beaches from pollution. Plastic and polystyrene are thought to make up about 90 percent of floating marine debris.

Several cities along the California coast, includin

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