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, San Jose, Berkeley and many other cities and counties have announced they will soon ban plastic bags. CAW will be advocating in the coming months to enact these and other plastic bag bans at the local level.”
The Ecology Center will re-direct our advocacy efforts toward the City of Berkeley’s proposed plastic bag ban, which the City put on hold while AB 1998 made its way through the state legislature. We will keep you informed.