In California, some of this is due to our new Bag-It Town Coordinator Emily Utter. (There she is in the Bag Monster costume.) Last year, Emily successfully led Save the Bay’s campaign to ban plastic bags in San Jose, resulting in the strongest piece of legislation to restrict the free distribution of single-use plastic bags in the state.
Emily has been a great supporter of Bag It from the beginning and she’s thrilled to be joining the team. Emily was also instrumental in making San Francisco’s plastic bag ban happen while she was a staffer at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. She has since worked on various marine protection initiatives at Ocean Conservancy, and also consulted with cities across the country on plastic bag bans for ChicoBag, while managing a Bring Your Own Bag campaign in the San Francisco Bay Area. As you can see, she is very passionate about this issue and will be bringing her enthusiasm and expertise to her work with our Bag It Town program.
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