Last Wednesday, the City of Martinez, located in Contra Costa County, took action in reducing plastic bag pollution when its council unanimously approved the introduction of a plastic grocery bag ban.
The ordinance, anticipated to be formally adopted at the next council meeting, would go into effect on January 1st of 2015 in all retail stores and restaurants. Martinez would become the tenth jurisdiction in the state with a bag ban that includes restaurants. Reusable bags and paper bags would be available for purchase.
Currently, 108 California cities or counties have an adopted bag ordinance.
CAW appreciates the leadership of local elected officials like the Martinez City Mayor and Councilmembers, and is working on a uniform solution for the rest of California. Please support SB 270--take action.