In 2014, California passed Senate Bill 270 to become the first state to pass a ban on disposable plastic bags. The legislation was designed to inspire the use of reusable bags, reduce plastic pollution, and improve ocean health. The bill was supposed to be enacted in 2015, but never went into effect. Why? Out-of-state plastic bag manufacturers from Texas, New Jersey, and South Carolina didn’t like the ban. They paid more than $3 million to collect the signatures needed to freeze the bill. Now, they’re on a mission to tell us what to do on your November 8th ballot. Don’t be tricked. Stand Up Against Big Plastic and vote YES on Prop 67.
Plastic manufactures are challenging our plastic bag ban on your November ballot. It’s called PROP 67. Plastic lobbyists are going to spend $50 million to convince you to vote no so that they can continue to profit…
AS A RESULT OF LOCAL PLASTIC BAG BAN in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Save Our Shores has seen a significant decrease in disposable plastic bag pollution. We’re now removing up to fewer than 4,000 annually. That’s down from 11,019 in 2010. At Save Our Shores, we call that progress!
CALIFORNIANS HAVE DEMONSTRATED continuous support for the Statewide Plastic Bag Ban. Approx 50% of the state has a local ban already in place. San Jose found a 59% drop in park and roadside plastic bag litter, a 60% reduction in creek and river litter, and an 89% reduction in plastic bag litter in storm drains.