With the Support of Heal the Bay, LA Bans the Bag – By Rebecca Mayer

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:



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One Response to With the Support of Heal the Bay, LA Bans the Bag – By Rebecca Mayer

  1. Pilates Gal says:

    It’s great to see LA taking such a positive step forward in this fight and more importantly grassroots groups like Heal the Bay winning out against the big multinationals. Who said the small guys never win!!

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