Add another voice to the cry that keeps getting louder: Ban the Bag in California. Environmental Attorney Lisa Kaas Boyle’s post in today's Huffington Post enumerated the many reasons why single-use plastic bags are a detriment to California’s economy and environment.
The costs to taxpayers:
• over $100 million each year in clean up costs;
• over $40 per year per family in additional grocery bill costs.
The costs to the environment:
• 663 species of wildlife endangered through ingestion or entanglement.
The 75 communities that have banned single-use plastic grocery bags are already seeing the results in reduced plastic bag pollution. LA County has seen a 94% reduction in single use bags since their ordinance was implemented. San Jose has seen 89% less plastic bag litter in storm drains, 60% less in creeks and 60% less in streets.
It’s time to Ban the Bag in California!
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