New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election. This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation.
We need a “less use, less waste” approach that emphasizes a permanent solution to protecting our waters. By banning single-use plastic bags and shifting to biodegradable and reusable alternatives, we can make that vision a reality. From Mexico to Massachusetts, the solution is simple: ban the bag.