Posts Tagged Plastic Bags

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

A Day Without A Bag, By Heal The Bay

By Meredith McCarthy, Heal the Bay Programs Director The holidays are a time for giving thanks – for family, for friends, for good will among all people. Here in Southern California we should also remember to be thankful for our oceans, which provide so much therapeutic and economic value to millions of beachgoers each year.…

Every Day With a Canvas Bag

by Joyce Amaro I stood in the check-out line at my local market with my filled shopping cart silently reprimanding myself for once again forgetting my canvas bags. “Why is this so difficult for me?” I angrily thought to myself as I remembered how I had left my canvas bags sitting at my back door.…

Day Without A (Plastic) Bag on 12/16

Actions always speak louder than words, especially when it comes to making a difference for the environment. On Thursday, December 16th, Heal the Bay is organizing its fourth annual Day Without A Bag, where the organization is raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic bag pollution. The Algalita Foundation, which monitors plastics in our…

State & County Move to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Plastic bags do not biodegrade. That means if they are littered they can wash into the storm drain system and end up being dumped into our ocean waters. There, plastic bags can become a problem for aquatic life for decades on end. Turtles and other creatures often mistake plastic bags for food, and birds and…

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