Measure to Ban Plastic Bags Heads to State Senate

California could become the first state in the nation to slap a ban on one-time use disposable plastic bags in stores. The California Grocers Association is now backing AB 1998, a bill that would do just that. “Under this bill, if shoppers forget their reusable bags, they will be able to purchase a recycled paper bag made of 40 percent post-consumer material for a reasonable cost,” Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica), said. The bill passed in the Assembly and is now heading to the Senate. Take action by telling your representative that you support the bill. And vote in the online poll that KCRA has posted here.

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