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 victory for the environment and common sense,” said Mark Murray, Executive Director of Californians Against Waste. “The Plastics industry attempted to exploit California’s Environmental Quality Act in order to delay an end to polluting plastic bags. We’re pleased that the court shut them down.”
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