Monday night, I attended a showing of the film Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? in San Francisco, finally getting to see it in a real theater on a real screen. Then, the following day, the Santa Clara, CA Board of Supervisors passed a ban on plastic bags and a 15 cent fee on paper bags.
So, what can you do to reduce plastic bag pollution in your community? There are resources out there to help you.
1) The Plastic Pollution Coalition has put together a Bag Ban Tool Kit, which they’ve posted on their new site, Plasticfree Times. The toolkit compiles many useful links on community organizing for bag bans and fees from all over the Internet.
2) The Bag It filmmakers want to help your community become a Bag It Town, and they too have created a toolkit to help.
3) My Plastic-free Life reader Alyssa Pasquale, who guest posted here two years ago, has an extra copy of the resource book, Ban the Plastic Bag, to give away to one U.S. reader of this blog. Ban the Plastic Bag… Read the rest