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California Votes to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags  

Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation to do so.  Read more here...

Recycling News

Californians Against Waste is one of the oldest and most accomplished environmental advocacy organizations in country and successfully introduces and passes important recycling and environmental legislation every year. Please consider a donation in support of this work and explore this website to learn more about CAW's achievements since it was founded in 1977, as well as legislation we are currently supporting in 2016 to protect and improve California's environment. 

VICTORY: California Voters Uphold California's Plastic Bag Ban, The First Statewide Ban in the Nation

Learn about our ballot fight to protect California's single-use plastic bag ban from out-of-state special interests.

See a list of 1,200+ Businesses, Organizations, Community Groups, Elected Officials & Individual supporters.

Learn more about plastic bag pollution and browse our Bag Ban Toolkit here.

Have Questions? See Living Without Single-Use Plastic Bags Under SB270


Reducing Food Waste

Learn more about legislation to reform food date labeling to standardize the ways we learn how long our food is freshest for and how long it is safe to eat

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2015-16 Legislation

Learn about current legislation in the California Legislature.  

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