Take Action On Single-Use Plastic Bag and Polystyrene Ordinances

The problem of plastic litter is only growing. Plastic is the fastest-growing component of the waste stream, and plastic pollution like expanded polystyrene (eps) and single-use bags are among the most commonly found items during beach and coastal cleanups.  Because plastic essentially never biodegrades, once littered plastic becomes a permanent environmental problem.

The solution is clear: highly-littered plastic items like plastic bags and polystyrene food packaging need to be banned. Californians should reduce their use of disposable packaging. Find out more about our Campaign to End Single Use Plastic Bags and other plastic litter.

The following are just a handful of the local governments that are working towards ordinances to reduce single-use plastic bag and polystyrene food container waste. 

Single-Use Bag Ordinances


City of Los Angeles

Status:Bag Ban Ordinance approved!

LA is the largest city in CA to approve a local ordinance banning single-use plastic bags. The ordinance goes into effect in January, 2014.


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