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Out of State Plastic Bag Maker – Spends $3,000,000 in attempt to thwart California Law
/ October 6, 2014 11:52 am

Out of State Plastic Bag Maker – Spends $3,000,000 in attempt to thwart California Law

The plastic bag industry, lead by South Carolina based Hilex Poly is at it again, this time spending an estimated $3 million to find the 500,000 signatures needed to stall California’s Bag Ban Law.  Hilex Poly has a long record of spending big money on lawyers, litigation and lobbyists, so this tactic is no surprise. In 2007, shortly after San

Will Governor Brown Evict Plastic Bags for Good?
/ September 9, 2014 10:48 am

Will Governor Brown Evict Plastic Bags for Good?

Governor Brown has promised he will sign a statewide plastic bag ban into law. The bill, SB 270, will phase out such bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.

Microbeads Creating Major Problems
/ July 16, 2014 12:17 pm

Microbeads Creating Major Problems

An estimated millions of tons of plastic debris float in the world’s oceans, creating urban islands of waste reminiscent of landfills. However, in a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, samples were collected at 141 ocean sites, and a new estimate was obtained: 7,000 to 35,000 tons. Although this is a smaller -and by association

L.A. Finally Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags
/ July 2, 2014 2:27 pm

L.A. Finally Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

Los Angeles' January bag ban now extends to more than 7,000 small grocers, markets, convenience stores, and drugstores. Read more to see how the elimination of plastic bags will positively affect our planet.

#SB270 Bag-Ban is Further Discussed
/ June 18, 2014 1:35 pm

#SB270 Bag-Ban is Further Discussed

This morning CA SB207 was discussed and put on suspense.