7 Ways California’s Plastic Bag Ban Is Great News for Planet Earth
In California, the days of ocean-polluting, wildlife-killing plastic bags are over.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that makes the Golden State the first in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. (Citywide bans are already in effect in San Francisco; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Ore.; and other municipalities.)
Beginning July 1, 2015, the bill will require retailers to provide alternatives such as recycled paper bags for at least a dime a pop.
How ban affects California and environment:
- Climate Change
- Cutting Back
- Toxic Diet
- Sea Turtles
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