San Francisco activists are trying to catch up to India, where plastic bags have been banned in its largest state and several other places. How? By covering themselves in plastic bags (i.e. dressing up as “Bag Monsters.”)
You have to love these pics. I can’t wait to see the ones from the event, and wish I were there to join in.
The Bag Monster Blog is organizing an activist event next week to promote a proposed ban on plastic bags in California. If you’re in the area, they need you to join in.
Regarding the upcoming bill, the Bag Monster Blog writes:
Every year Californians are estimated to use 19 billion plastic bags – many of which will end up in our rivers and oceans causing major harm and damage to our precious eco-systems. A ban on plastic bags is one of the biggest single cuts we can make to reduce marine debris pollution. California Bill, AB 1998 would ban single-use plastic bags in California for good! As senators gather this August to vote we need to make sure we are heard and that this bill passes!
Regarding the activist event, their calling for 100 of you San Franciscans to turn out for this on August 12 to become a Bag Monster for a day:
We need YOU to wear a Bag Monster costume on August 12, 2010 @ Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco at our “Don’t Feed the Bag Monster” event. We will provide the costume, a free reusable bag, snacks and water. Join us as we let the state know that we are fed up with the unnecessary waste of single-use bags!
For more information on the event, visit the Bag Monster blog.
Or, you or your organization can contact Becca Schwalm directly @ (530) 342-4426 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Images via the Bag Monster Blog