Californians Against Waste posted an article earlier this month that reports plastic bag recycling in 2009 and 2010 was less than 5% of the total amount of plastic bags generated. Even as recycling efforts have grown, overall production of plastic bags far outpaces those efforts. Worse still, plastic bags are a drain on the resources… Read more »
Our friends at the Story of Stuff have launched a new podcast! The Good Stuff is a monthly dose of inspiration, stories of change-makers and their solutions. And, right on time for Alameda County’s recent approval of a plastic bag ban, the first podcast is all about ditching plastic bags. Check it out:
If… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Los Angeles County has successfully adopted a plastic bag ban with a 10-cent paper bag fee, an ordinance that will apply to all unincorporated sections in the county. There is still a possibility that LA County may be challenged or sued by the American Chemistry Council, one of the main opponents of the plastic bag… Read more »