San Diego is gearing up to become the next major city to ban single-use plastic bags. The proposed ordinance would apply to all retail stores and include a ten cent charge for paper and reusable bags. The draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review through mid-January at which point the ordinance will move to the planning commission and then the city council for approval. Read more in a recent San Diego Reader article.
This is great news especially because now we are less than a year away from the referendum vote in November 2016 when voters will decide whether or not to uphold the statewide single-use bag ban that we helped to pass last year. Learn more about plastic bag pollution, SB 270, the referendum, and endorse our campaign.