Just moments ago the LA City Council voted to ban single use plastic bags – listening to the voices of students and community members who support protecting the ocean and reducing plastic pollution.
Over fifty thousand California students have signed petitions, volunteered, and made phone calls to help pass pass bag bans across the state.
Today, thanks to the efforts of students, environmental groups, and citizens across LA, we passed the biggest bag ban yet.
The city of Los Angeles used an average of two BILLION plastic bags each year. Now that they have banned bags, 1 in 4 Californians live in communities that are plastic bag free.