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California has voted to ban plastic bags from stores. "That's 19 billion plastic bags a year," writes Gawker. What would happen if plastic bags were banned in your neighborhood/town/city/state? Because we live in New York, we've always wondered how people in apartment buildings would dispose of things down the trash chute if plastic bags didn't exist. If you have a novel solution to this issue, please leave a comment here. [Gawker]