trash collected for 20 minutes
476.7 pounds total
SEND ME TO SACRAMENTO TO LOBBY TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS IN CA
"You cannot solve this problem by voluntary measures. We use 6 billion plastic bags per year within LA County alone. So even if you had the best recycling program in the world, which is a 2/3 recycling rate, you're still going to end up with 2 billion bags left over."
Even if only half of 2 billion bags ended up in the ocean, that would be a billion bags per year entering the Pacific JUST FROM LA COUNTY!
I would like to join the Clean Seas Coalition and Seventh Generation Advisers in the State Capitol to help them lobby for the bill that will ban Single Use Plastic Bags in California!
If you would like to donate 5, 10, 15, 20$ to help me get there, please see the donate button on the right hand side of my blog, and pay securely through PAYPAL. thank you!!
Countries that have implemented legislation to charge a fee for the use of plastic bags, or have banned them outright are: (find out more at reusable bags dot com)
AUSTRALIA, BANGLADESH, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHINA DENMARK, HONG KONG, IRELAND, ITALY, NEW ZEALAND, SCOTLAND, SWITZERLAND, THE UK, USA...the list is growing..
As you can see, this is not the only thing littering our beaches and polluting the ocean. Wonder why Gov. Schwarzenegger decided to veto the Senate Bill 4 which met no opposition in the California House or Senate, that would ban smoking from California State Beaches and Parks?
Anyone who lives here knows how scary fire wild fire season is....
(insert loud cough here and say B*&%SH*&^T)