Help us pass AB 1080 and SB 54 to ensure California bans single use plastic.

SB 54 and AB 1080 are companion bills requiring manufacturers and retailers in California to reduce single-use plastic packaging and products by 75 percent by 2030. After 2030, all single-use plastics sold in the state would need to be compostable or recyclable.The American Plastics Manufacturers are lobbying hard to defeat these bills. They are calling legislators right now saying the state does not have the capacity to deal with recycling all of our plastics and that these bills will make things worse.

Banning single use plastics is a critical step to a zero-emissions, zero-waste economy.

  • Plastics are made from fossil fuel, especially cheap by-products of fracking. The petrochemical industry is looking to expand, creating more plastic products.
  • China and other Asian countries are no longer accepting our cheap plastics for recycling so plastic recycling is not an option.
  • Plastics are filling up our landfills and creating methane.
  • Plastics are killing ocean life.
  • Micro-plastics are showing everywhere in the environment, including in the arctic snows.

This is a priority climate bill as the California Legislature session comes to an end September 13. Every Senate and Assembly member needs to hear from us before they vote in the next week. We need YOU to help push this critical bill over the finish line!

Take Action Now!
Call your Senator and Assemblymember NOW to urge them to do everything possible to pass the Single Use Plastics bills into law.

Senator: Nancy Skinner (916) 651-4009
Assemblymember: Buffy Wicks (916) 319-2015

If outside this area, you can find your representatives at http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

EXAMPLE CALL SCRIPTS (tailor to whatever feels comfortable to you):

Hello, my name is __ and I am a constituent of Senator _____. I urge the Senator to vote YES on AB 1080. If the Senator plans to vote Yes on AB 1080, please thank her/him for me and request that they work for passage of this critical bill. I am very concerned about the climate emergency. Banning single use plastics will reduce fossil fuel production, reduce plastics in landfills, reduce plastics polluting oceans, and improve the health of Californians and the planet. California must continue to be a climate leader. Thank you.

Hello, my name is __ and I am a constituent of Assemblymember _____. I am very concerned about the climate emergency. I urge the Assemblymember to vote YES on SB 54. If the Assemblymember plans on voting Yes on SB 54, please thank her/him for me and request that they urge others to vote YES. This critical bill to ban single use plastics will reduce fossil fuel production, reduce plastics in landfills, reduce plastics polluting oceans, and improve the health of Californians and the planet. California must continue to be a climate leader. Thank you.

Thank you for helping California lead the nation to ban single use plastic! Together we can protect people and the planet.