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.