Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

The annual Coastal Cleanup day is a worldwide event to protect our waterways and marine wildlife from pollution. Most of the litter in our waterways is lightweight plastic – caps, bottles and bags make up three of the top five most commonly found objects on past clean up days. Plastic bags and other lightweight plastic… Read more »

Statewide Bag Ban is in the Works

Statewide Bag Ban is in the Works

State Bill 405 introduced at the state legislature this last week would follow the lead of many local governments in banning single use plastic bags. A statewide ban would benefit our marine ecosystems, which all flow together into the ocean. Plastic bags contribute significantly to pollution of local waterways, and to the cost of maintaining… Read more »

Have You Noticed? Bag Ban Is in Effect

Have You Noticed? Bag Ban Is in Effect

The Alameda County Bag Ban got off to a start this month, and food stores from corner bodegas to Walmart have all had to comply. We’re supportive of the ban for multiple reasons: it prevents raw resources from going into a throw-away product, it keeps plastic litter out of our streets and waterways, and the… Read more »