The Solana Beach City Council adopted a plastic bag ban at yesterday's meeting. This is the first bag ordinance in San Diego County. With this passage, a total of 47 cities and counties across the state are, or will soon be, covered under similar bans.
The Solana Beach bag ordinance goes into effect in grocery stores and restaurants in three months. It expands to all other retailers by this November. Single-use plastic bags are banned, while stores that distribute recycled content paper bags must charge ten cents per bag.
Kudos to Solana Beach for its environmental leadership! We hope that this is just the beginning for bag ban adoptions in the beautiful San Diego area.
Los Angeles City, Fort Bragg, and Mendocino County are also considering bag bans this month. Learn more and take action.