September 20, 2011 -- Sean Hecht, the executive director of the law school's Environmental Law Center, commented on a lawsuit over plastic bag use. His comments appear in a Greenwire article.
The case, filed in U.S. District Court of the District of South Carolina, comes as the plastic bag industry battles those pushing only reusable bags, said Sean Hecht, executive director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center.
"Really it's about trying to shape public perception," Hecht said, "and perhaps have the public perception shape the direction legislation goes in California and municipalities here."
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