California's Plastic Bag Ban Fails

Politicians Trash Environmental Progress

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    And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial...

    California politicians have again failed to lead. We could have been the first in the nation to have a full ban on single use plastic bags, but no, special interests killed the bill.

    California's Plastic Bag Ban Fails

    [BAY] California's Plastic Bag Ban Fails
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director asks why our legislators struck down a bill that would have saved both California taxpayers and the environment.

    I'm Suzanne Shaw [NBC Bay Area Editorial Director]

    A statewide ban on plastic bags would have been a bold step in reducing pollution. Grocers and retailers were finally in support. But plastic bag lobbyists, based in Virginia, had more influence on our state Senate than California environmentalists.

    [Editorial} Plastic Bag Response

    [BAY] [Editorial} Plastic Bag Response
    Plastic Bag Response

    Want to save money? Stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the $19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled.

    San Francisco and Palo Alto already banned the plastic tumbleweed. Now, all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. Since our state politicians have dropped the ball, it's up to us... protect the planet!

    That's what we think, tell us what you think.

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