CAW-sponsored AB 2058 (Levine) passed out of Assembly Natural Resources committee yesterday. The bill will require that retailers meet a tough plastic bag diversion mandate--as high as 70%--if they wish to continue freely distributing plastic bags. If the benchmark is not met, retailers will only be able to hand out bags if they charge a fee. A similar approach has reduced plastic bag consumption in Ireland by over 90%.
CAW and Plastic Bags: