Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 7:32 am
Uploaded: Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:24 am
Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect tomorrow in Pleasanton, but not San Ramon
New Alameda County law bans plastic bags, require shoppers to pay 10 cents for each paper bag stores provide
Starting tomorrow, New Years's Day, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts, and other stores selling packaged food in Alameda County must provide bags made of recycled paper with a minimum charge of 10 cents per bag. The countywide ordinance is intended to save valuable natural resources, reduce litter and reduce the cost to the public of litter cleanup. Shoppers in Pleasanton can carry their own reusable shopping bags to the stores to avoid the 10-cents-per-bag charge. Or they can shop and have their merchandise bagged as usual in San Ramon and other Contra Costa County stores since the new law only affects Alameda County merchants.
Posted by A Neighbor,
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Yes, Thank you Becky!
And looking at this partial list of jurisdictions that have enacted bag ordinances in California, folks like Randy and Bag It will be traveling farther and farther to shop:
Alameda County and City, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City, Calabasas, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carpinteria, Dana Point, Fairfax, Fort Bragg, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marin County, Mendocino County, Millbrae, Monterey, Mountain View, Ojai, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Pasadena, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo County and City, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz City and County, Santa Monica, Solana Beach, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Ukiah, Watsonville, West Hollywood.