Surfers and shoppers, expect fewer plastic bags in Solana Beach waves and stores.
Today all Solana Beach stores are going plastic bag free, as the second part of the City's plastic bag ordinance becomes operative.
The City Council adopted the ordinance, banning plastic bags and charging ten cents per paper bags, back in May. The ordinance first went into effect in large stores, grocery stores, and pharmacies on August 9, and rolls out in all other retail stores today.
Solana Beach is the first and currently the only city in San Diego County to ban plastic bags. It is also the second largest city in the county. The city is well known for its environmental leadership--in 2003 it was the first city in the country to ban smoking on its beautiful beaches.
If you live in Solana Beach, let the City Manager know you support the ordinance by calling (858) 720-2477. For more information on the ordinance, visit the City's website or view the ordinance language on the list of local bag ordinances.