FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014
Contact: Ioannis Kazanis, Phone: 916-505-1891
SACRAMENTO – Representatives and workers from California plastic bag manufacturing and recycling companies, along with seniors and community leaders, convened at the State Capitol today to call on the State Legislature to reject SB 270 (Padilla), which would ban 100 percent recyclable plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge a minimum 10-cents for paper and thicker plastic bags.
“This bill has nothing to do with the environment. It is a cash grab by corporate grocery shareholders and the whole thing is being helped along by Senator Padilla,” said Gary Halvorsen, Western Region Sales Manager at Crown Poly. “All that’s going to happen if SB 270 passes is that consumers will pay more at the checkout and 2,000 plastic bag industry workers, including the 300 I work with at Crown Poly, could be left without a job.” Continue reading