Plastic stays with us—both in the environment and in the news. As local cities consider a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Weekly’s got the scoop.
For a separate listing of Weekly coverage of the ban on expanded polystyrene take-out containers, please visit styro-coverage page.
Best Of 2012 (Readers’ Picks)
Eco Trend: Plastic bag ban
Monterey Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags Nov. 2, 2011 / Rebecca Robinson
Monterey Holds Town Hall Meetings On Proposed Plastic Bag Ban
Sept. 26, 2011 / Kera Abraham
Supreme Court Green-Lights Plastic Bag Bans
July 15, 2011 / Kera Abraham
Peninsula cities explore a plastic bag ban – and hope the industry won’t sue.
June 9, 2011 / Kera Abraham
Carmel Considers Plastic Bag Ban
May 3, 2011 / Kera Abraham
Sanctuary Backs Plastic Bag Ban
April 28, 2011 / Kera Abraham
L.A. plastic bag ban touted as a model for California.
Nov. 20, 2010 / Kera Abraham
Bag It takes an unlikely hero on an odyssey to extract plastic bags from his life.
Nov. 18, 2010 / Dan Linehan
Bag ban goes down in the Senate's last hours.
Sept. 1, 2010 / Kera Abraham
Activists get creative as CA plastic bag ban nears Senate vote.
Aug 26, 2010 / Kera Abraham
Statewide plastic bag ban heads to Assembly vote.
June 1, 2010 / Kera Abraham
State Assembly considers AB 1998, a bill banning all single-use grocery bags.
May 20, 2010 / Kera Abraham
Even biodegradable single-use bags score poorly in Green Cities' eco-assessment.
March 16, 2010 / Kera Abraham
Local politicians tackle single-use polystyrene and plastic bags.
Sept. 10, 2009 / Kera Abraham
Sea Studios premieres its World Ocean Day film festival.
June 4, 2009 / Kera Abraham
California considers ban on plastic bags — would be the first state to adopt measure.
Aug. 5, 2008 / Bradley Zeve
Old Monterey Farmers Market bans plastic bags, Styrofoam.
Mar 26, 2008 / Kera Abraham
Monterey Leaders Eye Plastic Bag Ban 19
Aug 16, 2007 / Kera Abraham and Jessica Lyons
Every bit of plastic ever made is still with us—and it’s wreaking havoc on the ocean.
Jun 14, 2007 / Kera Abraham
Surfrider launches a local campaign to reduce non-biodegradable marine debris.
Apr 26, 2007 / Kera Abraham