Fall is officially here, and starting October 1, that means several more CA cities and counties can enjoy the autumn colors with less plastic pollution when their ordinances become operative.
San Francisco - bag ban in all stores
San Francisco recently won the lawsuit against the plastic industry for expanding its trailblazing ordinance to all retail stores and restaurants. The plastic bag ban rolls out triumphantly on Monday in all SF retail stores, and expands to restaurants next July.
SLO County and Cities - bag ban in large supermarkets
Supermarkets throughout San Luis Obispo County (including its seven incorporated cities) will also be plastic bag free by the beginning of the month. The ordinance was adopted earlier this year by the SLO Integrated Waste Management Authority.
Dana Point - foam container ban in restaurants
Further south, the City of Dana Point has been sending out notices to food vendors, letting them know about the ban of foamed polystyrene to take place on October 1. The City adopted an eps ban in February followed by a bag ban one month later. Read more in an article.
San Rafael - adoption of polystyrene ban
Also on Monday, the San Rafael City Council is scheduled for a second reading to adopt its polystyrene container ban. Effective one year after adoption. Read more on our blog.