Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Announced

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Plastic Bag Ban Gains Momentum in California

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Californians will have to find another bag for their lunches, disposing of pet poop or lining their small trash cans; lawmakers want to do away with the plastic bag.

Two lawmakers announced a bill to phase out what they call single-use plastic bags in California.

Several counties and cities all across the state have passed local plastic bag bans, including Alameda, Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles and about 80 others. Many ordinances banning plastic bags allow retailers to sell plastic bags to customers for a small fee.

A similar effort on the state level was defeated last May in the state senate. This new bill by Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de Leon and Ricardo Lara has a few changes that should allow it to win enough votes to pass this year. Including addressing concerns about potential job losses at manufacturing facilities.

Environmentalists argue single-use plastic bags are a threat to wildlife and are one of the most common items removed from California’s beaches.

If approved, the plastic bag ban would take effect in 2015 for the majority of retailers.

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