Article Type: Blog Post

CALPIRG Students at UCLA wins campaign to phase out single-use plastics

A few years ago, when I first moved to Southern California, I decided to learn how to surf. My favorite part about surfing in San Diego is swimming out past where the waves break to where the water is still and just lying down on the board, looking into the water. But those idyllic waters are changing rapidly, and not for the better.

NEW LAWS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN 2018

As we ring in 2018, California will have a number of new laws that impact all of us. Below is a set of notable laws that went into effect January 1st that CALPIRG helped pass.

WE HELPED SAVE THE BAG BAN!

After months and months of hard work, we are proud that voters saw through the deceptive ballot measure funded by out-of-state plastic companies and voted to continue to protect our ocean.

Save the Bag Ban Alternative Spring Break Tour

This spring break we took a road trip, but not to Cancun. We took 30 college students with CALPIRG Students at the UCs on an Alternative Spring Break media tour in support of the Save the Bag Ban Campaign.

Save the Bag Ban. Pledge CALPIRG.

Plastic bags pollute our ocean and beaches and kill thousands of sea turtles every year. That’s why CALPIRG helped make California the first state in the country to ban plastic grocery bags.