FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Linda Rapattoni, 916-319-2041
Office of Assemblymember Julia Brownley
June 22, 2010
Single-Use Bag Ban Bill Faces Vote in
Senate Environmental Quality Committee
SACRAMENTO-A measure by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, to ban single-use, carryout bags at grocery, drug, liquor and convenience stores will be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Monday, June 28.
AB 1998 encourages shoppers to switch to reusable bags because plastic bag trash pollutes oceans and waterways, injures and kills marine life, and costs California about $25 million a year to collect and send to landfills. When consumers forget their reusable bags, AB 1998 permits the sale of recyclable paper bags at a reasonable cost of not less than 5 cents.
WHO: Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
WHAT: Presents AB 1998 to Senate Environmental Quality Committee
WHEN: Monday, June 28, 2010
WHERE: State Capitol Room 112