Action Plan!!

August 7, 2008


Assalamau `alaykum wa rahamutuallahi wa barakatu!

With the recent news on charging plastic bags at grocery stores, a few organizations have started opposing the idea. Therefore there has been a debate as to whether the charge should be set forth and dismissed. Because this ban requires support, it would be great if everyone took one minute to read the Heal the Bay’s Action Alert on AB 2058 and letting your legislative know about your support on the Plastic Bag Litter Reduction Act. We all want to be environmental friendly, well this is one way you can help out and all it requires is your computer!

Wa alaykum assalaam wa rahamutuallahi wa barakatu.

Action Alert

The American Chemistry Council and bag manufacturers are digging into their deep pockets to fund a campaign against AB 2058 (Plastic Bag Litter Reduction Act). They are spreading misinformation about the environmental and societal impacts of reducing plastic bag usage. For the first time, California has the chance to pass the most aggressive policy to reduce plastic bag consumption. We can’t allow the American Chemistry Council and others to use their large budgets to spread misinformation to legislators and the public. AB 2058 — NEEDS YOUR HELP! Under AB 2058, large grocery stores and pharmacies would be required to charge a 25 cent fee for plastic grocery bags, the proceeds of which would be used for local litter abatement, cleanup and prevention programs. This fee-based approach has encouraged shoppers to bring their own reusable bags and has reduced plastic bag consumption in Ireland by over 90%. Tell your legislator to SUPPORT AB 2058. Let your legislator know that all Californians want to protect their community from plastic bag pollution. Please take a few moments to fill out this form with sample letter and we will hand deliver your letter to legislative offices in Sacramento.

http://www.healthebay.org/alert/ab2058

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