The Ukiah City Council yesterday adopted its bag ban, bringing up the state count of local governments with bag ordinances to an impressive 45.
Within the next few weeks, at least three other City Councils are scheduled to consider the same action: in Watsonville on May 8, Solana Beach on May 9, and Fort Bragg on May 14. Despite the best efforts of the plastic bag industry, local governments across the state are taking the lead and fighting back against plastic bag pollution.
The Ukiah ordinance bans plastic bags at all retail stores while allowing paper bags for ten cents each. Farmers markets and restaurants are exempt.
This is the first bag ban in Mendocino County. Congratulations, Ukiah!