Mar 4 - San Rafael Becomes 100th City With Plastic Bag Ban

California has reached a new milestone for local bag bans.

Yesterday evening, the City of San Rafael adopted an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags in grocery, convenience, and drug stores. If customers forget to bring in their own bags, they can choose to purchase paper or reusable bags for a minimum of ten cents each. The ordinance goes into effect this September.

This makes San Rafael the 100th city or county in the state to be covered by a plastic bag ban. Way to go, San Rafael! See the full list.

Are you tired of plastic bag pollution? Support the proposed state bag bill, SB 270, and write to your legislator today!

photo credit: Andrea Westmoreland