Keeping plastic out of the ocean

saving ocean animals
"California is the first state to ban throwaway plastic bags, but this move started in the cities. San Francisco was the first U.S. city to ban the bag back in 2007. Today, more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees on bags to reduce plastic waste, including Chicago, New York, Austin, Dallas, much of Hawaii, and Washington, D.C. Scaling these changes up to the state level—especially in a big, coastal state like California-- makes a real difference in protecting our oceans. Keeping 13 billion bags out of the water every year is a very good start."

Want to read the full story? Go to the post by Peter Lehner October 7, 2014 in Bag Bans Will Keep Harmful Plastic Out of the Ocean


  1. This is a good reminder of why we need to reduce our use of plastic bags. We still have plastic but many of us buy cloth bags and it is greatly encouraged. Some places even pay you for bringing bags, per bag.

  2. pay you! This is an interesting initiative. In Australia we have to pay for a plastic bag at checkout in some stores which is meant to make people bring their own bag


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