SPUR Endorses Plastic Bag Ban

Letter supporting AB 1998 as a necessary step in California’s zero waste goals

Policy Letter June 28, 2010

SPUR supports the plastic bag ban for three reasons. First, it will encourage people to use a truly reusable bag instead of a one-time, throwaway product by allowing retailers to charge a small fee for paper bags. Second it is revenue neutral because implementation and enforcement will be covered by a new fee. Finally, plastic bags are wasteful and environmentally damaging from cradle to grave.

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