Santa Monica Considers Comprehensive Bag Ban
Santa Monica is getting ready to put a drastic bag ban measure on the table next week. Previous musings about a state-level ban have made waves already this year, and the movement by the public to carry reusable bags is steadily gaining momentum.
Per a press release, their proposal includes directives from the staff, asking that the City Council:
1. direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance banning the free distribution to customers of single use plastic (including biodegradable plastic) carryout bags at stores within Santa Monica; and 2. provide staff with direction on a proposal to require retailers to charge a fee on single use paper bags in addition to the ban on plastic bags.
More findings from the study as reported after the jump.