We have the Momentum

Local communities are taking action to ban single use plastic bags.

There is something in the air- or i should say the water. That something is single use plastic bags that are ending up in our oceans, rivers, and bays. Three years ago this problem seemed insurmountable- nothing could be done.

But now- thanks to local, state, national and international environmental groups and especially local activists in the community 45 cities have voted to ban single use plastic bags.

We need to keep up the great work.


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.