Ban the Bag in California!
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The Message is Getting Out There!

July 18 2008 | Rise Above Plastics,
by Elizabeth

As some of you know, I am a real estate lawyer as my "real" job. One of my clients owns an Exxon Mobil gas station at the corner of Washington and India in downtown San Diego. Today he called me to tell me that his employees decided to stop giving away plastic bags at the convenience store there. Why? They said because of the Surfrider Foundation! He knows I am involved, but his employees don't. They made the decision because our outreach reached them!

Every person that refuses a plastic bag or takes their own bag, every store that stops giving them away, every person who picks up a plastic bag from the gutter and gets it into garbage (instead of letting it be washed into a storm drain) is making a difference.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth
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