landmark plastic bag ban officially on hold
After all, the use of plastic bags will not take effect this summer.
The California Secretary of State\'s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure was eligible for the November 2016 vote.
State recognition trade group United States progressive package Alliance (APBA)
According to the Los Angeles Times, the company submitted at least 110% of the 504,760 verified signatures to prove that its measures to overturn the plastic bag ban were qualified.
So this landmark law is now on hold until voters in California vote next year.
Governor Brown of California (D)
On last September, originally scheduled to take effect on July, the ban required grocery stores to charge at least 10 cents for each recycled paper bag or reusable bag to the consumer.
The law also offers $2 million in competitive loans to help plastic bag manufacturers transform their business into producing reusable bags.
The plastic bag industry argues that the ban has nothing to do with the environment and is the California grocery store Association-cent fee.
Lee Califf, executive director of APBA, said in a press release: \"Today is an important day for thousands of families across the country who are supported by the US plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry . \".
\"California legislators voted to kill jobs in California, just to line up large grocery owners and their union supporters, which is outrageous.
But APBA is proud to defend these workers, and we remain confident that California voters will reject the package ban scam on the ballot box in November 2016.
Environmental activists say they believe California will support the ban on plastic bags.
The bags litter the streets and seas, often killing marine animals that take them, and an impact report says plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
\"It\'s not surprising after spending more than $3.
2 million, of which 98% are from outside the state, the plastic bag industry has purchased the road to vote in California to protect its profits, \"said Mark Murray, California\'s executive director against waste, said in a press release.
\"Every poll shows that California strongly supports the law, and the plastic industry will spend $30 million to $50 million to fully launch the law.
The official campaign in 2016 will prove to be a political misconduct, especially since nearly half of the states will no longer have plastic bags by election day.
\"California already has more than 100 local regulations banning plastic bags, which will not be affected by the statewide ban.
This week, in Missouri, the war against plastic bags was once again frustrated, where the Republican state representative was. Dan Shaul --
He is also the state director of the Missouri Grocery Store Association. -
A bill has been introduced to prevent cities from imposing a ban on plastic bags.
His dual role does not mean a conflict of interest, he said.
\"It does not affect the organization, it affects consumers, it affects the industry,\" he said . \".
\"I mean yes, it could be a conflict if you want.
I don\'t think so.