Hey everybody Team Marine 3 will be at the Youth Enviornmental Convention. We will have a booth that will be operated by two of us at all times. It would be great if all of our supporters showed up and got involved. Thanks for reading and Stay Green!!!
Lets ban the bags everywhere who is with me?
By Melody Hanatani
Daily Press Staff Writer
CITYWIDE The countdown has begun for Santa Monica eateries to begin phasing out their inventory of plastic and Styrofoam containers, environmental demons that will be banished under a new municipal code that takes effect in more than a week. In January 2007, the City Council passed an ordinance that would prohibit the use of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) and non-recyclable plastic to-go containers from restaurants and City Hall-managed facilities. While the latter category was forced into compliance last February, restaurants were given a year to make the switch.
Members of the Santa Monica High School student clubs ‘Team Marine’ and ‘Heal the Bay’ take to the wet streets Thursday afternoon to raise awareness for the environmental dangers posed by plastic bags. The march coincided with the first ‘Day Without a Bag’ event throughout Los Angeles County. Government officials hope shoppers would make a switch to reusable bags.