San Diego to consider plastic bag ban – News – Plastics News#email_sustain

Posted on November 3, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

San Diego to consider plastic bag ban – USA.

With a population of 1.3 million, San Diego is the largest city in California without a plastic bag ban, according to the environmental group Californians Against Waste.

The ban would apply to retail stores with annual sales of $2 million or more, drug stores and pharmacies. The proposal would also force stores to charge 10 cents for paper bags. The measure excludes restaurants, non-profit organizations and those on supplemental food programs wouldn’t be charged the 10 cents for bags.

Let us hope this bag ban goes through.  With all the water ways around San Diego, banning plastic bags is so essential.  Stores that trade over $2m are trading over $160,000 per month which for a small business is a very large turnover.   This means there will be a large number of small businesses that will be exempt from the ban.  However this ban would include most of the serious bag handing out businesses which is needed.