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One Week Left to Pass Ban on Plastic Bags

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The proposed statewide ban on plastic bags has until next Friday, June 4th to pass or the process starts all over again. Supporters are calling for a final push to secure AB 1998's survival, which will ban the use of plastic bags at grocery and retail stores. Many people feel that ban will directly result in marine protection in an area known as the Pacific Garbage Patch, which extends from Hawaii to San Francisco, containing exceptionally high numbers of plastic waste.

In a mass e-mail, Environment California's Legislative Director Dan Jacobson said "Our bill is under attack. Plastic bag manufacturers are fighting to prevent the bill from coming up for a vote."