Prohibits stores from distributing single use plastic bags and allows the sale of reusable, paper, and (in certain jurisdictions) compostable plastic bags.
Position and Status
CAW Supports. On 5/30/13, the bill fell short of the 21 votes it needed to make it off of the Senate Floor, 18-17. Reconsideration granted. Please read a statement from Executive Director Mark Murray.
The total cost to manage plastic bag litter in our streets, our waterways, and even our recycling facilities and landfills amounts to millions being unnecessarily spent each year.
This bill seeks to reduce those costs by prohibiting single use plastic bags in supermarkets and drug stores starting January 1, 2015. By July 1, 2016, convenience stores must also comply with the requirements and all stores must sell certified reusable bags that have met specific performance standards.
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CAW Staff Contacts
Mark Murray (916) 443-5422
Senator Alex Padilla
Sacramento, CA 95814
Current Language, Analyses and Votes
California Coastal Coalition
California Coastkeeper Alliance
California State Association of Counties
Californians Against Waste
California Resource Recovery Association
Central Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority
City of El Cerrito
City of Palo Alto
City of Sacramento
City and County of San Francisco
City of Sunnyvale
Clean Water Action
Contra Costa Clean Water Program
Green Chamber of Commerce
Green Vets Los Angeles
GreenWaste Recovery Inc.
Heal The Bay
Humboldt Waste Management Authority
La Mode Verte Productions
LA County Integrated Waste Management Task Force
Marin County Hazardous & Solid Waste Mgmt JPA
Napa Valley CanDo Environment Group
Natural Resources Defense Council
Northern California Recycling Association
Ocean Conservation Society
Pacifica’s Environmental Family
Planning and Conservation League
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Santa Clara County Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission
Santa Monica High School
Save Our Shores
Seventh Generation Advisors
Sierra Club California
State Lands Commission Staff
Team Marine – Santa Monica High School
The 5 Gyres Institute
Turtle Island Restoration Network
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States
Zanker Road Resource Management, Ltd.
Advance Polybag, Inc.
American Forest & Paper Association
Crown Poly, Inc.
Hilex Poly Inc.