State Senate Drops Plastic Bag Ban

While AB 298, the proposed bill to ban single use plastic bags, did not pass the California state legislature last month, the coalition of support for plastic pollution prevention has progressed incredibly. Local momentum continues to grow as the city of Los Angeles will conduct a final hearing on the plastic bag ban this year. Thank you to Surfrider, Environment California, Green Vets Los Angeles, Azul and Clean Seas Coalition for their invaluable support, and to the many volunteers and advocates for their hard work. We may have lost one legislative battle, but with your help we can win the war on harmful plastic pollution. We will keep you updated on other local municipalities taking action and the next steps on statewide action.

Learn more about the environmental and financial cost of plastic bags in California.