August 28, 2013
by Leila Monroe
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California Communities Spend Nearly $500M Annually in Keeping Trash Out Of Waterways

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco
Today, NRDC’s plastic pollution team released a new report showing that California communities are spending nearly half a billion dollars annually in preventing trash fro… Continue reading

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March 27, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Two minutes on how to make a healthy city

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
This two-minute video was produced by the Healthy Eating, Active Living Cities Campaign, a California partnership that works with cities “to adopt polici… Continue reading

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January 18, 2012
by Reduce
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25 Calif. Cities Now Have Plastic Bag Bans

Last week, the seven cities and unincorporated communities in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., passed legislation to restrict single-use plastic shopping bags, raising the number of Golden State jurisdictions with plastic bag bans from 17 to 25. Elected officials on the county’s waste management board voted 8-5 to prohibit supermarkets, pharmacies and other large retailers [...] Continue reading

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June 3, 2011
by Reduce
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Will Calif. Ban Foam Takeout Containers?

California is taking steps towards becoming the first state to ban polystyrene takeout food packaging. Yesterday the state Senate passed a bill to prohibit the material in restaurants and other businesses, and now the legislation moves to the Assembly for discussion. Passing by a 21-15 vote, SB 568 would bar restaurants and other food vendors [...] Continue reading

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September 10, 2010
by Reduce
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American Samoa Beats California to Plastic Bag Punch

U.S. territory American Samoa has officially made it illegal for stores to give out plastic shopping bags. Signed last week by Gov. Togiola Tulafono, the law will go into effect on Feb. 23, 2011. The passing comes on the heels of California’s recent rejection of Bill AB 1998 (commonly referred to as the Plastic Bag [...] Continue reading

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