STOP THE BAG BAN !

www.stopthebagban.com.

 

 

STOP THE

BAG BAN!

 

Bag bans cost millions.

Bag bans endanger citizens.

Bag Bans do not help the environment.

Bag bans make no sense.

 
Bag Bans have become the latest Eco-Fad, and the bragging rights of many misguided city council members and even California state politicians. Bag bans are based on hyped-up emotionally presented claims that are then driven to an illogical conclusion of completely banning one particular use of a plastic bag. Proponents of bag bans are convinced there is a dire emergency that justifies denying everyone access to clean, safe, convenient, recyclable plastic bags. They focus on one tiny fractional use of plastic (one of the most reused applications!), and forcefully seek to stop stores from supplying a safe and clean plastic bag for their customers. Willing city council members push this agenda onto their citizens, yet they lack the courage to voluntarily put the issue to a public vote. Instead, they hold "public hearings" on the matter where they ignore the pleas from citizens and instead listen to the emotional few who show up at meetings warning of everything from extinction of species to mysteriously defined great patches of garbage in the ocean. One simple application of a plastic bag is blamed for all the woes of the entire plastic pollution problem, and the politicians then claim they must act responsibly and override their citizen's free choice of plastic bags at the store to stop this one particular menace. The government then spends hundreds of thousands of dollars rolling out and enforcing their silly bag bans on their own citizens, citizens are inconvenienced, public health is risked, businesses lose money, and people are angered and frustrated on a daily basis. Yet there is no significant positive effect of bag bans! The only advantage is that proponents and council members feel warm and fuzzy for forcing everyone to follow their "green" demands!
 

This site is dedicated to fighting back against the misinformation, exposing the truth about plastic bag bans, and fighting for the rights of the citizens against bag bans imposed by their elected officials without citizen votes. 

We are private citizens from many various cities who are united together to stop new bag bans and fight back against existing bag bans. We are not "big oil" or the "evil plastic industry" but just people fighting for our rights and choices against groups and politicians who fashion themselves as the new "green police" and seek to micro-manage every aspect of our lives to conform to their view.

Please refer to our web pages for further information, links to various sites and articles, specific city sites, a contact form, and a donation page.