Sustainability

Berkeley passes most ambitious zero waste ordinance in country

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to implement one of the most sweeping Zero Waste ordinances in the US. It sets a timeline for all restaurants, cafes, and bars to phase out plastic food containers and utensils and creates incentives for using reusable products.

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.