Marin County Moves Forward with Paper and Plastic Bag Ban

Posted by — December 22, 2009 9:46 pm

Marin County Board of Supervisors is hoping that residents will join them in kicking their single use bag habits by Earth Day, 2010.  If the proposed bag ban legislation is passed, single use paper and plastic bags will quickly be replaced by reusable bags beginning January 1, 2011.

Single-use bags cause unnecessary damage to the environment, and Marin residents throw away an astounding 138 million of them annually. The ordinance, written by supervisor Charles McGlashan will ban single use paper and plastic bags from all retail locations while reducing waste, saving resources, and improving the state of the environment.

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