Jul 10 - Encinitas May Ban Plastic Bags

The San Diego County city of Encinitas may vote to ban plastic bags, reports Terry Rodgers of the San Diego Union Tribune. If Encinitas approves the ordinance, it will join San Francisco, Manhattan Beach and Malibu--cities that have all approved plastic bag bans recently.

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Dave Heylen, a spokesperson for the California Grocers Association, told the San Diego Union Tribune that they oppose the ordinance unless it is expanded to include all plastic bags, not just those found at the checkout counter:

"To be truly effective, it should be applied to all retailers and even newspapers, which deliver their product in plastic bags."

CAW and Plastic Bags:

  • CAW is sponsoring AB 2058, which would put a fee on checkout bags.