There will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050! We see single-use plastic items, including the easily littered plastic bags, polluting our beaches and ocean. Marine plastic pollution is also extremely harmful, and sometimes fatal, for marine life. That is why Surfrider advocates to Ban the Bag!
After six years of advocacy to the California state legislature, a bill to ban plastic bags was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014. Unfortunately, due to the political maneuvering of the big plastics industry, implementation of the bill was stalled and is now on the November ballot as Proposition 67. The California voting public now has the power to keep the first statewide bag ban and start to properly address plastic litter that is impacting the ocean at alarming rates. We support a “YES” vote on Proposition 67 to uphold the CA Bag Ban! Get more info!