(From venturacountystar.com) Ventura County, CA – Moorpark could be the first city in Ventura County to ban plastic bags if the City Council agrees to a proposal by Councilman Keith Millhouse. According to Californians Against Waste, 19 billion plastic grocery and store bags are used each year in California, and it takes 4,000 barrels of oil a day to manufacture them.
“If a plastic bag ends up in the ocean it can resemble a sea jelly, which some species, like sea turtles, eat. If a sea turtle eats a plastic bag, it is detrimental to their health”.
The proposal for the ban has not yet been written. Moorpark residents can be part of the discussion at the next City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 20.
“The residents will really play a role in the direction we go,” Parvin said.