The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors are consideringfollowing LA County's lead and passing an ordinance that would reduce plastic bag litter. Karen de Sa writes in the San Jose Mercury News:
A recent Santa Clara County survey found that plastic bags make up approximately 60 percent of all the region's litter. Efforts to reduce the trash can be found worldwide, from a ground-breaking law to ban plastic bags in San Francisco in 2007 to fees imposed in Ireland.
The Santa Clara cities of San Jose and Palo Alto may vote on plastic bag bans / carryout bag fees before the end of the year.