19 Jul '12, 4pm

CA could be the first in the nation to pass a statewide plastic bag ban and you can help make it happen! @Surfrider

CA could be the first in the nation to pass a statewide plastic bag ban and you can help make it happen! @Surfrider

The California State Legislature is considering a bill the would ban plastic checkout bags at supermarkets, retail pharmacies and convenience stores statewide starting in 2014. Assembly Bill 298 would also require those retailers to provide reusable bags for sale and charge a fee for recycled paper bags as an incentive for customers to remember their reusable bags. California could be the first in the nation to pass a statewide plastic bag ban but it won't happen without your support! Chapter: State: CA Country: USA Theme: Rise Above Plastics Launch Date: Completion Date: Ongoing Please contact your State Senator and say, “I live in your district and I urge you to vote ‘YES’ for AB 298. The proposed bag ban will protect California’s environment and economy.” (Also include any personal reasons a bag ban is important to you.) Click Here to find your CA State Senator and call...

Full article: http://www.surfrider.org/campaigns/entry/ab298

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