California Endangered Species: Plastic BagsPosted on February 27, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Since 2007, plastic shopping bags have been banned in nearly 100 municipalities in the state, including Los Angeles, which at the start of this year became the largest city in the country to enforce such a ban. Paper bags, which are biodegradable and easier to recycle, are often available for a small fee.
“It has become increasingly clear to the public the environmental damage that single-use plastic bags have reaped,” said Alex Padilla, a state senator who is sponsoring legislation for a statewide ban. “This is the beginning of the phaseout of single-use plastic bags — period.”
Hopefully with CA going to pass this statewide ban, then other states will soon follow. The company Hilex Poly can move to making reusable bags or spend all their money trying to keep an old dinosaur alive, then wonder what happened.