Aug 16 - Convenience Stores in Crosshairs of Bag Bans


Cities and counties are lining up in California to ban plastic bags, and they are not limiting the scope of the ordinances to just supermarkets, as previous ordinances had. Instead, cities and counties are increasingly targeting convenience stores as a major source of plastic bag litter pollution.

The City of San Francisco announced it is considering its ordinance to include all retailers. San Francisco joins San Jose, Santa Monica and other cities that are currently drafting ordinances that would ban plastic bags at all stores.

Additionally, the California Resource Recovery Association just announced a state-wide campaign to ban plastic bags at convenience stores.

Support AB 1998, which would ban plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores and similar stores.