Single-Use Bag Ban Bill Advances [Video]

(Sacramento) A bill by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) to ban single-use carryout bags in California is moving closer to final approval. Assembly Bill 1998 bans all single-use bags sold in supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and liquor stores. If shoppers forget to bring their re-useable bags, AB 1998 allows them to purchase recycled paper bags, made from 40 percent post-consumer material, for a reasonable cost. "We have achieved an historic agreement on a nearly cost-neutral measure with broad support from environmental groups and businesses," Assemblywoman Brownley said. She was joined at a capitol news conference to discuss AB 1998 by a trio of actresses/environmental activists Amy Smart, Rosario Dawson and Rachelle LeFevre. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.

Manuel Martinez

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