California, the world’s 8th largest economy, is on the cusp of taking the unprecedented act of banning plastic bags statewide. Legislation that would impose this misguided ban, AB 1998 has already passed the Assembly and will be up for a final vote in the California Senate any day now. If this legislation passes the Senate, it will be signed into law.Plastic bag bans have proven that they do not reduce litter or improve the environment. Furthermore, a statewide ban on plastic bags will kill manufacturing jobs in a state where unemployment is at a jaw-dropping 12% and does nothing to address the Golden State’s real challenges, namely the state’s structural overspending problem which has reached $20 billion.
Make your voice heard today and sign the petition to oppose the job-killing, ineffective California bag ban.