The Biggest Win of the 2016 Election

Proposition 67.

Everyone has been talking about how California, Massachusetts, and Nevada have legalized recreational marijuana, but no one is talking about Prop 67.

California has banned single-use plastic bags. Finally, a state has taken responsibility for the environment on a level that includes the citizens. Yes, EPA requirements are important and impactful, but they don’t change behavior; they don’t ask citizens to play an active role in preserving our planet. Prop 67 does.

You can read more about Prop 67 here. The 2016 election has been something but look on the bright side, there will be approximately 15 billion less single-use plastic bags in the landfills of 2017. That’s gotta count for something, right?