Across the country, bans on plastic bags are gaining momentum because they make sense—in today's world, there is no need for a flimsy, fossil-fuel based, single-use bag. The waste is enormous and emphasis must be placed on investment in products that are made from sustainable materials that last.
The recent insertion of pro-plastic bag text into California's state curriculum by the American Chemistry Council (a lobbying arm of the chemical industry that makes plastic bags) is absolutely inexcusable. Industry lobbyists have no business editing state curricula, especially when the information encourages poor environmental practice and is disputed by factual evidence.
Tell the California state officials to remove this harmful and misleading information from California's curricula.