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California One Step Closer to Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags

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Assembly Bill 1998, which would ban single-use plastic bags, passed out of committee today and will now be taken to the Assembly floor for a vote. Santa Monica Assemblywoman Julia Brownley’s bill prohibits any retail establishment that meets the definition of a “supermarket” from distributing plastic or paper single-use bags.

The bill’s entrance into full Assembly marks the furthest Brownley‘s bill on plastic bags has gone. Her last bill, AB 68, which taxed single-use bags never made it out of committee.