Campaign to End Single-Use Plastic Bags
Now is the time to act. Plastic bags are costing your jurisdiction and other local and state agencies millions each year in cleanup costs alone. Despite their lightweight and compact characteristics, plastic bags disproportionately impact the solid waste and recycling stream and persist in the environment even after they have broken down.
In California, 13 billion plastic bags are distributed annually, and only 3% are recycled. Plastic bag ordinances currently cover 37 percent of the state’s population.
With the recent enactment of California's plastic bag ban, the state is poised to be plastic bag free in grocery, drug, and convenience stores by July 2015. This environmental victory paves the way for local and state governments across the nation to follow.
Check out resources for banning plastic bans on our Bag Ban Tool Kit.
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