Headway on banning plastic bags

While the plastic bag ban was defeated at the state level, there’s encouraging news: cities and counties across California are taking matters into their own hands and displaying initiative on local plastic bag ban ordinances; San Jose,  Los Angeles, and Long Beach have already passed such ordinances or else have them underway. And the movement is also taking place in Washington and Oregon. The goal is not just to transition consumers from plastic to paper, but to gently encourage them to seek alternatives to all types of single-use bags; charging fees for paper bags that are requested at stores may incentivize customers to reuse their own bags.

Read more by following the links above, and check out these videos from the TEDxGreatPacific GarbagePatch.

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