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State Legislators are at it again. AB 158 and SB 405 are going through the legislature. We urge you to contact your state legislators in the California Senate and Assembly. Let them know you oppose a statewide plastic bag ban.
Some talking Points follow:
Plastic bag litter (all sorts of plastic bags) comprise only 0.6% or roadside litter. In comparison fast food litter is 29.1% of roadside litter.
In areas where plastic bag bans have been implemented, shoppers…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:23am
The paper bag fee sets a dangerous and illogical precedent. Paper bags from the paper aisle are taxed at the check stand, but paper carryout bags purchased at the checkout counter to hold your groceries are not taxable. Furthermore, the fee paid for paper carryout bags subsidizes the free paper bags provided to certain low income groups, providing a powerful argument that the fee is a tax instead. So far court rulings have stated that the paper…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:06am
On 1 October 2013 the Santa Barbara City Council voted to deny the appeal by Save The Plastic Bag Coalition (STPB) and to go ahead with the Plastic Bag Ban. The issue will come to the council for a second reading of the ordinance in two weeks.
On August 8, 2013 the Santa Barbara Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 to certify the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and a City of Santa Barbara Addendum without notifying…Continue
Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:23pm
Bag Ban proponents like to point out that the recycling rate for plastic bags is less than 5% and that is one of the reasons why these bags should be banned. …Continue
Posted on September 8, 2013 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment