Industry News 5/22/2013

SUPPORT: Ban The Bag Los Angeles

Ask the Los Angeles City Council to follow through on their commitment to reduce plastic bag pollution and adopt a strong reusable bag ordinance for a cleaner city, beaches and ocean!
Press Release from the Surfrider Foundation

 

One year ago this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to move forward with drafting final ordinance language and completing the appropriate CEQA environmental review for a plastic checkout bag ban. The City Council now has all of the resources at their disposal to finalize what they promised.

 

Send this action alert to ask them to ACT NOW!

 

Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources such as natural gas and 'fracking' for natural gas is a growing concern.  Plastic bags do not biodegrade in our lifetimes and can impact wildlife when littered - in addition to being an eyesore, costing taxpayer dollars to pick up, potentially clogging drains and possibly creating mosquito breeding grounds in warmer months.  While plastic bags are recyclable, recent reports show a dismal 5% recycling rate from the 115 billion bags used nationwide.  There is an easy solution in reusable bags - and they are already being made right here in Los Angeles!

 

The LA City Council needs to hear from you to confirm their committment to ridding Los Angeles from plastic checkout bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and similar retailers within the City.  We need your support to contact Councilmembers and let them know it's an important issue to the public.

Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources such as natural gas.  Plastic bags do not biodegrade in our lifetimes and can impact wildlife when littered - in addition to being an eyesore, costing taxpayer dollars to pick up, potentially clogging drains and possibly creating mosquito breeding grounds in warmer months.  While plastic bags are recyclable, recent reports show a dismal 5% recycling rate from the 115 billion bags used nationwide.  Meanwhile, there is an easy solution in reusable bags!  Reusable bags are made locally by businesses such as Green Vets LA.

 

For these reasons and more please Take Action and contact the LA City Council to encourage them to 'Support The Carryout Bag Ordinance' along with your personal reasons.