One year ago this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to move forward with completing the CEQA environmental review for a plastic checkout bag ban. Having all the necessary resources needed to finalize what has been promised, the City Council clearly needs to be pushed into action and officially ban these plastic bags. The LA City Council needs to hear from the people to confirm their commitment. Surfrider is asking everyone to support and contact Council members to let them know that it is still a very important issue to the public.
Plastic bags are causing nothing but harm to the environment, especially the ocean. When littered, plastic bags destroy marine life and are very dangerous for any animal relying on the ocean for food. They are made from non-renewable resources and are not biodegradable in our lifetime. Not only do they have a negative impact on wildlife, but they also cost taxpayers money to clean up. The bags look terrible when left on the side of the road, clog drains, and create mosquito breeding grounds in the warmer months. Information provided by the Surfrider Foundation.
Fortunately, there is a simple alternative! Reusable bags are made locally by businesses such as Green Vets LA and can be found at almost any grocery store.
Join against plastic bags and Take Action by contacting the LA City Council to encourage them to ‘Support The Carryout Bag Ordinance’ along with any personal reasons why you are against plastic bags.