Recently, we’ve asked the Long Beach City Council about their position on Rise Above Plastics.
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|District||Name||Question:Do you support legislation such as a plastic bag ban or tax that will help reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single-use plastics?|
|Mayor||Bob Foster||No response.|
|1||Robert Garcia||I would support a plastic bag ban as long as we worked with business on a plan for implementation.|
|2||Suja Lowenthal||Yes. In fact, I have been the Council’s strongest advocate for state and local measures to eliminate the use of plastic (and paper) single-use bags, encouraging residents to use canvas bags through my sponsorship of “A Day Without a Bag” and other free canvas bag events in the Second District.|
|3||Gary DeLong||No response.|
|6||Dee Andrews||No response.|
I believe in exploring taxes or fees on plastic bags that would help discourage or eliminate their use. Currently, the use of these bags imposes a tremendous cost on our society in terms of polluting our streets and waterways, and we need to work to reduce this cost.
|8||Rae Gablich||No response.|
|9||Steven Neal||No response.|