FILE - Steve Vicenti of Miami Beach, left, dressed in a suit of plastic bags to take part in an event on Saturday, May 17, 2014. "I am pushing a reduction of single-use plastics. The average person uses 500 bags in a year," Vicenti said. "They do not degrade. If only we could live as long as the average plastic bag or bottle."
FILE - Steve Vicenti of Miami Beach, left, dressed in a suit of plastic bags to take part in an event on Saturday, May 17, 2014. "I am pushing a reduction of single-use plastics. The average person uses 500 bags in a year," Vicenti said. "They do not degrade. If only we could live as long as the average plastic bag or bottle." Marsha Halper MIAMI HERALD STAFF
FILE - Steve Vicenti of Miami Beach, left, dressed in a suit of plastic bags to take part in an event on Saturday, May 17, 2014. "I am pushing a reduction of single-use plastics. The average person uses 500 bags in a year," Vicenti said. "They do not degrade. If only we could live as long as the average plastic bag or bottle." Marsha Halper MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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