Sunday, April 12, 2009

Edmonds, WA the next Bag Ban Leader

Check this news clip out. Edmonds, WA city leaders voted unanimously to direct staff to draft a ban on plastic bags within city limits. Who seems to be the only opposition? The ever-present American Chemistry Council. Even store owners support the ban. It makes economic and environmental sense... way to go Edmonds.

Here's the cool thing - the city leaders voted on this after a 20 minute presentation from Algalita Marine Research Foundation's Anna Cummins and Dr. Marcus Eriksen who have just begun their JUNKRIDE. Giving away 100 samples of the plastics riddled N Pacific Gyre to educators and organizations, they are cycling from Vancouver to Tijuana giving talks to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution.

And clearly, it's working... Ride on Anna and Marcus!