30 Aug '14, 1pm

California Bans Plastic Bags via @ecowatch

California Bans Plastic Bags via @ecowatch

The California Senate voted 22-15 late last night to pass a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The bill, SB 270, will phase out single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later, and create a mandatory minimum ten-cent fee for recycled paper, reusable plastic and compostable bags. “This important step forward shows that we can achieve lasting victories for ocean and environmental health.” Photo credit: Shutterstock The bill, which passed both houses of the California State Legislature now heads to the Governor’s desk. If signed, California will become the first state in the U.S. to ban what advocates call “the most ubiquitous consumer item on the planet.” Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de León and Ricardo Lara authored the measure that will implement a ban while promoting recycling and California man...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/30/california-bans-plastic-bags/

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