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Voters to Decide California Plastic Bag Ban’s Fate

plastic bagsA ballot measure to repeal California’s plastic bag ban has qualified for the ballot.

This also means the law — that bans plastic retail bags and allows grocers to charge and keep 10 cents for each recycled paper, reusable plastic or compostable bags provided to their customers — is suspended until California voters cast their ballots on the issue in November 2016.

In October 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the statewide law,  the first in the US, that went into effect Jan. 1.

The American Plastic Bag Alliance, an industry group opposed to the ban, immediately began collecting signatures to overturn the law. The signature deadline was Jan. 1.

Photo Credit: plastic bags via Shutterstock



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2 thoughts on “Voters to Decide California Plastic Bag Ban’s Fate

  1. Oceans are overloaded with plastic bags/rubbish. Fish now eating/contaminating into our human consumption cycles. Only a sick business culture would continue this reckless and damaging consumption cycle.

  2. It’s a vicious cycle: the business culture looks only at it’s immediate bottom line while giving no regard for sustainability or the negative present and future impacts of such bottom-line-driven choices – and then they turn around and support sick politicians who suck up their money and scurry to do their favor in the national congress and in state legislatures all over the country – which in turn allows the business culture to continue to be sick and to ignore the consequences…

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