05 May '11, 3pm

A new plastic bag ban just hit Cali as Santa Clara County bans plastic bags, slaps fee on paper

Santa Clara County, Calif., recently joined cities like San Francisco, San Jose and Palo Alto in banning single-use plastic shopping bags from major retail stores. The San Francisco Bay Area County will also require these stores to charge a 15-cent fee per paper bag provided to customers. The County’s ordinance, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, affects stores in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County – not stores under the jurisdiction of individual cities in the county. By excluding restaurants, fast food establishments and social and nonprofit organizations, the ban applies to approximately 50 to 65 retailers, according to the County’s estimates. Also exempted from the ban are plastic or paper bags for produce, meat and frozen foods, as well as dry cleaning bags and plastic bags used to protect delivered newspapers. Find your local recycling solution for p...

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