Last Tuesday the Santa Cruz City Council took final steps towards adopting two strong ordinances against plastic pollution.
With this formal adoption, the City continues to take a progressive stance against plastic pollution and waste.
It becomes the 51st city or county in our state with a plastic bag ban. The bag ban is effective April 10, 2013 in all retail stores. Paper bags may be sold for ten cents each.
Santa Cruz is also now one of the few cities in the country to ban the sale of all foam products, including disposable drink coolers and packaging peanuts.
Kudos to Santa Cruz for their environmental leadership against plastic waste and its many detrimental impacts.