Luckily the video went viral helping to spread awareness and get prop 67 to pass thus banning plastic bags in California – the only other US state other then Hawaii to pass legislation preventing the offer of plastic bags in stores and beyond.
This is a significant environmental victory that will mean an immediate elimination of the 25 million plastic bags that are polluting California every day, threatening wildlife.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
- Refuse single use plastics whenever possible. You can’t see the plastic bags here, because they fill with water and sink to the bottom. Mainly only polystyrene is visible at the top because it floats.
- Ask your favorite restaurant manager to switch take out containers to more sustainable products.
- Join forces with a nonprofit that works to try to implement policy change.