What Is PlasTax?
PlasTax is a tax on single use plastic bags that was instituted in Ireland in March of 2002.
Designed to rein in their rampant consumption of 1.2 billion plastic shopping bags per year, the tax resulted in a 90% drop in consumption, and approximately 1 billion fewer bags consumed annually.
In California, more than 12 Billion Single Use bags are used each year. Now just imagine reducing that by 90%.
Send A Letter To Your Representatives
Download the sample letter below and edit it with the right information, and send it to your representatives locally and in Washington, DC. Tell them it’s time to tax single use plastic bags!
Other Steps You Can Take