In 2014, the CA legislature overwhelmingly approved SB270, banning single-use, plastic bags. A YES vote confirms that decision. The ‘convenience’ of plastic shopping bags carries with it a very high environmental cost. Bags litter our landscapes and make their way into our waterways and oceans. Made from non-renewable fossil fuels, these petroleum-based bags never truly degrade. They’re mistaken for food by birds and sea turtles. The estimated 46,000-1,000,000 microfragments in each square mile of ocean are ingested by fish and move up the food chain to, you guessed it, us. BVAS joins over 150 municipalities and environmental organizations in urging Californians to vote YES on Prop 67.