12 California Cities Plastic Bag Bans To Go Into Effect Today

With the start of a New Year, twelve California cities have bans on single-use plastic bags go into effect in January 2015, joining 138 other jurisdictions in the state with local bans. 

They include: Belvedere (1/9/15); Calistoga; Chico; Gonzales; Grass Valley; King City; Martinez; Mercury; Monrovia; Napa; Nevada City; St. Helena (all 1/1/15).

The bans will go into effect regardless of whether a challenge to the statewide law by the plastic bag industry that is slated to go into effect on July 1, 2015 is successful. The industry has spent $3.1 million to put the statewide measure on the November 2016, with 98 percent of the funds contributed by out-of-state bag manufacturers.

Learn more about our efforts to protect California's Bag Ban from out-of-state interests.