The Surfrider Foundation applauds the historic passage of Proposition 67, which upholds the nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban in California. After the political maneuvering of out-of-state big plastic companies, the California bag ban was put to the vote in yesterday’s landmark election. California citizens have approved with finality the statewide bag ban, which will go into effect immediately. The bag ban will reduce plastic pollution, decrease the amount of plastic litter in our communities, and protect our ocean, beaches and marine ecosystems.
This is a major victory for the health of our environment, protection of marine life and battle against plastic pollution. As a result of the extensive efforts of our incredible network of volunteers and numerous groups who have worked together to get the word out to support ‘Yes on 67,’ the California bag ban will help to ensure healthier oceans, waves and beaches for future generations.