Less plastic is possible – vote Nov 8!

Proposition 67:   Upholding the ban on single-use plastic carryout bags in California

The issue: California became the first state in the nation in 2014 to enact plastic bag ban legislation through SB 270, which prohibits grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies from distributing single-use plastic bags, and requires stores to charge a minimum of 10 cents for paper bags. The plastics industry has spent more than $6 million to overturn this law, delaying its implementation for two years by placing this item on the November ballot.

The stakes: Designed for minutes of use, plastic bags do not break down in the environment and pose a threat to aquatic life. Scientists project that by 2050 plastic pollution will outweigh fish in our oceans. Light-weight plastic bags also create unsightly litter. California spends up to $107 million a year managing plastic bag litter.

 Our recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 67!