Apr 25 - Watsonville Poised to Adopt Plastic Bag Ban

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Yesterday evening the Watsonville City Council approved the introduction of a plastic bag ban.

If adopted during a second reading scheduled for May 8, Watsonville will be the first city in Santa Cruz County with a bag ordinance. The County adopted a bag ban last year, which went into effect in unincorporated areas on March 20, 2012. See the full list of local bag ordinances.

The Watsonville ordinance bans plastic bags in all retail stores, and allows paper bags for 10 cents each during the first year. After that, the charge goes up to 25 cents.

Thank the Mayor and City Council for their environmental leadership and urge them to continue that leadership by adopting the ordinance at the May meeting.

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