LA Battles Bag Ban

In a unanimous decision on Wednesday April 4th, the LA City Council Environment and Energy Committee called for a policy statement for environmental review of an ordinance banning both paper and plastic.

The policy statement is expected to go to the full Council as early as next week, on Weds 4/11 or Fri 4/13. WE WILL NEED RERESENTATION AT THE COUNCIL MEETING!

LA council moves ahead on ban of paper and plastic bags

As you have seen the LA Times has editorialized in favor of banning single use plastic bags from the grocery store (click here Plastic bags are an environmental menace – Los Angeles Times) . Thousands of people have called, emailed, and written to thier city coucilor to ban single use plastic bags.
Unfortunatley out of state plastic bag companies are lobbying hard to kill this measure. See their statement here Statement From American Progressive Bag Alliance Regarding Los Angeles City’s Now more than ever we need people to stand up to the polluters and say no to single use plastic bags.


Dan Jacobson

Senior Advisor, Environment California

Dan provides campaign strategy and policy guidance for Environment California's program and organizational plans. Prior to his current role, he worked as the state director of Environment California and the organizing director of Florida PIRG, among other roles. The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) named Dan a Clean Power Champion in 2019, and Capitol Weekly named him one of the “Top 100 Lobbyists” in California in 2008. Dan's areas of expertise include renewable energy, electric vehicles and ocean pollution, and he has successfully advocated for the passage of dozens of bills into law, including measures to ban toxic chemicals, bring 1 million solar roofs to California, and ban single-use plastic grocery bags. He ran the campaign for SB 100, California’s law setting a goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.