The Capitol City could soon join the 75 California communities covered under ordinances banning single-use plastic bags. The Sac City Law and Leg committee will consider a proposed ordinance when it meets on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
According to the Sacramento Press, the ordinance would ban single-use plastic bags at certain stores, and allow stores to charge 10 cents for paper and reusables.
Mayor Kevin Johnson supports the proposal.
"The economic and environmental costs of single-use plastic bags simply outweigh any short term benefit," he wrote in a letter. "Phasing out single-use plastic bags will reduce pollution and the costs associated with it."
Read the full proposal here.
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