August 16, 2010

BAN THE BAG - Help pass California AB 1998

We need your help to pass the AB 1998, the California bill to ban single-use plastic bags. TAKE ACTION today!

Why AB 1998?

* AB 1998 will create a uniform policy throughout the state, instead of the 'swiss cheese' effect currently taking place. Plastic bag bans have been, and are being, passed everywhere from San Francisco, to Santa Cruz County, to China, parts of India, around the nation, and across the world.

* Recycling does NOT work. Only 1-5% of plastic bags end up being recycled, and its only down-cycling that occurs at that point. Californian's alone use 19 billion single-use plastic bags in one year.

* California spends over $300 million annually to clean up littered streets and waterways. About 90% of floating marine debris in the ocean is plastic, and over 267 marine species worldwide have been impacted by plastic pollution in our oceans.

Save Our Shores strongly supports AB 1998, and hope our participation in the lobby day for AB 1998 at the State Capitol on August 10th, as well as our attendance at the 'Don't Feed the Bag Monster' rally in San Francisco on August 12th, will help pass this important bill.

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