I posted about CA’s single use bag ban bill, AB 1998 Bill, in June and how I was expecting it to pass without a glitch.
Well, the glitch was the big green dollars. The American Chemistry Council has spent big bucks in the last few weeks to disseminate false information to the public and won the pockets of senators…like the video below.
So the bill, AB 1998, DID NOT friggin’ pass. It FAILED!! UGH. How could they not seize the momentum of the Californians who worked so hard to write, sent letters to senators, campaigned, and blogged about (including me) about this important legislation and pass the bill?
It’s really disappointing, to say the least. What can we do now?
Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish wrote a detailed ways that we can make a difference in her blog. Please read about the steps we can take to continue to reduce plastic in our environment.
The important thing to remember is that just because this bill didn’t pass, our mission to reduce plastic is not any different than before. We still have a responsibility and we still have to continue to live a plastic-free lifestyle.American Chemistry Council’s Propaganda to the public to vote ‘NO’ to AB 1998 Bill