California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge – and keep – 10 cents for each […]

Plastic Industry Will Fight SB 270

Sacramento, California, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – After California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill, SB 270, the plastic industry immediately filed for a voter referendum to repeal the law. SB 270 made California the first state in the nation to pass a statewide plastic bag ban by a state legislature. The […]

Shark Tank Investor Comments On SB 270

Obviously, there are many people across the nation who take issue with California’s new statewide plastic bag ban. TV’s business news channel, CNBC, interviewed one of the investors on CNBC’s popular show, Shark Tank, about the new law. I watched with interest and decided to share the video.

California Passes First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Sacramento, California, Aug. 29, 2014 (PBBR) – For several years, since 2007, California politicians have tried to get a statewide plastic bag ban passed. This year they succeeded. The California State Legislature passed a bill to regulate plastic shopping bags statewide. The bill received final approval today when the Senate voted to pass Senate Bill […]

Californians Against Waste on Passing SB 270

Sacramento – Legislators in California sent a clear message to the plastics industry tonight when the State Senate passed SB 270 with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. Environmental groups and local government advocates have overcome fierce lobbying by single-use bag manufacturers, intensified in the last few months of session, to reach […]

NEWSFLASH: SB 270 Passed on Reconsideration

NEWSFLASH: SB 270 Passed on Reconsideration

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The California State Assembly today voted 44-29 to phase out plastic shopping bags across the state. The legislation now advances to the State Senate where it is expected to come up for a vote before the legislature adjourns on August 31. […]

Four More California Cities Ban Plastic Bags

Salinas, California, Aug. 27, 2014 (PBBR) – The past month has been a very busy time for City Councils in many California cities. Four cities have passed ordinances banning plastic carryout bags from retailers. Salinas is the latest city to prohibit the free distribution of plastic bags by merchants for customers to use in transporting […]

California’s SB 270 Defeated

California’s SB 270 Defeated

Sacramento, California, August 27, 2014 (PBBR) – In the final hours of the 2014 California Legislature, the much anticipated passage of Senate Bill 270 did not happen. SB 270 was to be the U.S.’s first state-wide plastic carryout bag regulations. Sponsored by Senators Padilla, Lara, and De Leon, SB 270 sought to impose a state-wide […]

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, California, July 7, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Gonzales passed an ordinance today that prohibits any retail establishment from giving a customer a single-use carryout bag for the purpose of transporting purchases away from the premises. A retailer may make available for sale to a customer either a recycled content paper bag […]

Monterey County Bans Thin-Film Plastic Bags

Monterey County Bans Thin-Film Plastic Bags

Monterey County, California, July 29, 2014 (PBBR) – Today, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an ordinance which will apply to retail establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance will: ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, regulate the use of recycled paper bags and, regulate the use […]

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