I know you must be thinking to yourself NOT another call to action...
Please take 15 seconds to read the paragraph below and even if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
Follow these compelling facts:
Californians use an estimated 12 BILLION plastic bags a year. Unfortunately, the immediate convenience of plastic bags comes with serious long-term economic and environmental costs for ALL Californians. Cities and counties all over California have led the charge in banning plastic bags. The citizen's of California have attempted twice before to eliminate plastic bag waste statewide but were unfortunately voted down.
Prior senate bills SB215 or SB405 would have created a uniform policy for California providing 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, which is the most sustainable long-term alternative.
New legislation is needed in 2014 in order to significantly reduce plastic bag pollution (aka “The Urban Tumble Weed") in our communities, our beaches and save taxpayers money.
Many other California counties have already adopted this ban with amazing results and have proven that it's the right thing to do for ourselves, our children, wildlife, California and the planet!
Hawaiian's just banned the plastic bag and Californian's can too!
Join us by taking 15 seconds to SIGN and SHARE this petition or contact one of the representatives below by using our sample letter http://trevorfoundation.org/plastax-call-to-action/
Together we can get this done...Thanks in advance for your support!
John Mellberg, Executive Director
Trevor's Eco Education Foundation