SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Yes on SB 270 Coalition applauded California Governor Jerry Brown's historic signing of a bill that makes California the first state to ban single-use plastic carryout bags.
“History was made today, and our environment and economy will be better for it," said Ronald Fong, President and CEO, California Grocers Association. "SB 270 will foster innovation, create operational consistency, California green jobs, and protect our precious natural resources. We are grateful to Sens. Padilla, de León and Lara for bravely standing up for California.”
SB 270 (Padilla, de León, Lara) has been supported by dozens of groups representing a spectrum of sectors, including environment, organized labor, business organizations, grocers, retailers, poverty rights organizations, Latino leaders, waste management firms, local governments and others.
More than 100 cities and counties in California, including our largest metropolitan areas, have enacted bans on single-use carryout plastic bags. SB 270 will bring uniformity to California, while further reducing the use of plastic bags that litter streets, clog waterways, endanger animals and natural resources and cost taxpayers.