The Changing Tide: One Year In, California’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban is Working

According to data from the California Coastal Commission and Ocean Conservancy, the number of single-use plastic bags removedĀ on the state’s annual Coastal Cleanup Days have decreased from 2014 to 2017, falling from 2.59% to 1.24% of all debris picked up. This is a sign that the statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, enacted in 2014, […]