Report Shows Plastic Bag Recycling Not Keeping Up with Generation and Disposal

Report Shows Plastic Bag Recycling Not Keeping Up with Generation and Disposal

Californians Against Waste posted an article earlier this month that reports plastic bag recycling in 2009 and 2010 was less than 5% of the total amount of plastic bags generated. Even as recycling efforts have grown, overall production of plastic bags far outpaces those efforts. Worse still, plastic bags are a drain on the resources… Read more »

Send Letters to Jerry Brown About Recycling

Send Letters to Jerry Brown About Recycling

Please take five minutes to send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging his signature on three important bills that will affect recycling in California. Californians Against Waste has created sample letters to make it convenient for you. Please send in your completed letters to Californians Against Waste by October 9 for hand delivery to… Read more »

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum

Early in August, Rolling Stone Magazine reported that single-use plastic bag manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council have launched well-funded campaigns to overturn bans on plastic bags and “cast doubt on legitimate scientific studies” by anti-bag activists. As a result, California’s Environmental Education Curriculum, a program launched by California’s Environmental Protection Agency to raise awareness… Read more »

CA Supreme Court Upholds Local Plastic Bag Bans!

CA Supreme Court Upholds Local Plastic Bag Bans!

The California Supreme Court today ruled that the City of Manhattan Beach can enforce a local ordinance banning plastic bags in that city.
The ruling ends a challenge funded by plastic bag manufacturers and paves the way for local governments throughout California to move immediately to adopt ordinances banning plastic bags.
“This is an important… Read more »

Darn! California Plastic Bag Ban Fails Passage

Darn! California Plastic Bag Ban Fails Passage

From our friends at Californians Against Waste:
“AB 1998 Plastic Bag Ban failed passage tonight, stalling in the Senate with a 14-21 vote. We gave this bill our all–thanks to all of you who supported our efforts. In the end, incessant plastics industry lobbying made passage of the bill impossible. Los Angeles County, Santa Monica,… Read more »