SF Chronicle: ‘We Are Drowning In Plastic’: CA Bill Targets Waste From Online Shopping

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Weeks after California approved sweeping legislation meant to drastically curb plastic pollution, some environmental groups and legislators are urging the state to go even further by approving a separate bill that targets waste generated by online shopping.


Assembly Member Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, jointly wrote AB2026 with Assembly Member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale (Los Angeles County).

AB2026, in its current form, would require online retailers to curtail the amount of single-use plastic shipping envelopes, cushioning and filler they use by yet-to-be-specified percentages by 2030.