California made history November 8, 2016 by becoming the first state to officially ban single-use plastic bags. By removing plastic bags from the equation, it will help reduce litter, cleanup costs and save our natural resources. 25 million plastic bags are polluted in California every day. Make it a habit and B.Y.M.B. - that is, Bring Your Mixed Bag - every time you go out. The benefits are in the bag and you don't have to live in California to start!
On October 1, California Jerry Brown signed a bill into law banning single-use plastic bags in the state of California—the first state-wide ban on plastic bag use in the country. Beginning July 2015, grocery stores, drugstores and food retailers will no longer be permitted to hand out plastic bags. In 2016, smaller stores will be... Continue Reading →
Over 150 cities have already instated city-wide bans on plastic bags. The most progressive state of all is the traditionally environmentally-conscious California. While a large number of cities and counties in California already have plastic bag bans, they are about to take it a step further: a state-wide ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags.