California has banned single-use plastic bags! This came into effect shortly after the 2016 election – a bit of good news after a heartbreaking election. California voters banned together against the plastic industry to uphold the use of plastic bags. While this bag ban is only for handing out new bags, retailers are still allowed to sell recycled plastic bags to customers.
There are hopes that this will inspire other states who have been considering banning the bag to take the next step. And hopefully they will take the next step and totally ban plastic bags.
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