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Help encourage the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to take immediate action on a staff-proposed plastic carryout bag ban.
An estimated 19 billion plastic bags are used in California each year, with more than 6 billion plastic bags used in L.A. County alone. Designed for single-use, they foul our public spaces and put added pressure on scarce landfill. Worse, less than 5% of plastic bags consumed in California are recycled. Instead, they become part of the plastic-dominated litter stream, where they damage already weakened watersheds and threaten marine life.
The Board of Supervisors recently decided to indefinitely postpone consideration of a staff report that makes strong policy recommendations to significantly reduce or eliminate plastic-bag litter throughout the county. A wide variety of interested parties, including plastics and grocery associations, participated in the drafting of the staff report. Months of considerable research, analysis and stakeholder input led to clear-headed proposals to either implement an outright ban or a phased ban if recycling proves unsuccessful.
We need concerned citizens to show their support to make L.A. County the next to follow San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban! Urge the Board of Supervisors to show their commitment to the environment by scheduling the issue for prompt public discussion.
It's simple and easy. Sign this petition today to urge the Board of Supervisors to make this a priority!