Californians Against Waste is one of the oldest and most accomplished environmental advocacy organizations in the 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 2018 to protect and improve California's environment. 

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

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

Read about the requirements for stores and reusable bag producers.

See a list of 1,200+ Businesses, Organizations, Community Groups, Elected Officials & Individuals that supported the effort.

Explore our Bag Ban Toolkit and learn more about plastic bag pollution.

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

The Fight to Ban Polystyrene

This year, CAW fought for a statewide ban on polystyrene (Styrofoam) food containers. The number of local polystyrene bans is growing as the consequences of polystyrene and other non-recyclable plastics is becoming impossible to ignore. 

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2017-18 Legislation

Learn about current legislation in the California Legislature.  

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Reducing Food Waste

Learn more about the initiatives sparking change in food waste policy throughout California for the better.

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