• Petitioned California State Senators

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California State Senators

California Plastic Bag Ban

    1. Petition by

      Heal the Bay

Californians use an estimated 12 billion plastic bags a year. Before the L.A. County bag ban took effect in 2011, residents consumed approximately 433 single-use plastic bags each per year. Unfortunately, the immediate convenience of plastic bags comes with long-term economic and environmental costs for all Californians.

California cities and counties have led the charge in banning plastic bags. Now the California legislature has the opportunity to eliminate plastic bag waste statewide by passing AB 298. AB 298 will create a uniform California policy—creating regulatory certainty for businesses and consumers—that phases out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, retail pharmacies, and convenience stores statewide and encourages consumers to use reusable bags, the most sustainable alternative. AB 298 will significantly reduce plastic bag litter in our communities and on our beaches, save taxpayers money, and promote green jobs.

AB 298 must be voted on and passed by the Senate by August 31, and your Senator needs to hear from YOU. Let your representative know that you’re fed up with plastic bags trashing our communities and beaches, and tired of wasting taxpayer dollars on plastic bag litter cleanup.

Learn more about AB 298 and the true cost of plastic bags 

Don't forget to also sign Heal the Bay's Take L.A. By Storm petition

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    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      Plastic bags are unnecessary.

    • Catherine Golitzin PETALUMA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to finally ban plastic bags in order to preserve our environment: we need to shift our focus away from short-term convenience and profit and towards the big picture of the balance of Nature.

    • Lillian Paynter OXNARD, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We have one house to live in and we've set it on fire.

    • Nick Doenges SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a huge step toward becoming less of a throwaway, convenience-first society

    • Tiffeney Henderson WHITTIER, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We can no longer afford to be this self-indulgent because of the sheer numbers of people impacting the environment exponentially.


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