After two years of outreach and research on the issue of plastic bags, the City of San Jose will finally get to vote on its proposed bag ordinance this Tuesday.
The ordinance language will be stronger than other ordinances passed in the state--including Los Angeles County's ordinance passed just last month--in that it extends to all retailers in the city and not only to larger retailers and supermarkets. If passed, the ordinance would be effective on January 1, 2012.
The ban is expected to save 472.5 million plastic bags from being distributed each year, resulting in cleaner waterways and public areas, saving taxpayer dollars through reduced clean-up costs, and preventing unnecessary harm to wildlife and the environment.
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