LOS ANGELES is the largest city to date to approve a plan to phase out single-use plastic bags! The transition will occur through about 7,500 stores within the next 16 months.
A large supporter of the action is a group called Heal the Bay. It began as a grassroots effort in 1985 to prevent incompletely treated sewage from being dumped into local open water. Since then, over 100,000 volunteers have participated to improve water and beach quality around Santa Monica, where the group is based.
They must be doing something right. For over a year, we’ve been seeing aggressive advertising from the plastic companies trying to suppress a bag ban in LA. But it’s encouraging to see truth and justice win out!
How can you implement radical change like Heal the Bay?
Here are their suggestions:
- In your home, you can have a real impact on the health of our local oceans, take these 10 easy steps.
- In your office, host a Heal the Bay presentation by our Speakers Bureau.
- Volunteer at our monthly cleanup, Nothin’ But Sand.
- For your students, arrange an educational field trip.
- Learn how to become an environmental advocate.
- Become a member.
- Visit our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and adopt an animal.