The California Assembly voted today to approve a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
The bill, SB 270, would phase out such bags in grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience
Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de León, and Ricardo Lara are sponsoring the measure, which now returns to the state Senate for a concurrence vote.
More than 120 California local governments have already banned single-use plastic bags, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Long Beach, San Jose and South Lake Tahoe. More than 1 in 3 Californians already live somewhere with a plastic bag ban in place.