Project Abstract

This project communicates the research behind the plastic bag ban proposed in California. Current research on single-use plastic bags suggests that their ubiquity and current rate of use creates a problem for animals, who mistake them for food and die, unable to ingest them. But, the United States’ inability to pass a national bag ban poses three fundamental problems: their continued harm to the environment, heightened cost of litter cleanup, and a threat to public safety. Therefore, some scientists argue that we must ban bags, at the very least nationwide. This project thus highlights the current state of environmental policy regarding plastic bags, designed to communicate with public officials, in the hope that its findings will create a sense of urgency surrounding the nation’s reliance on plastic bags.


Poster (click image to expand)

Reflective Essay


9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
United States