Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Jose
Document Title
Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The City of San Jose is proposing to adopt an ordinance regulating the distribution of single-use carryout bags at the point of sale. The ordinance would consist of revisions to Chapter 9.10 of the City's Municipal Code and will prohibit the distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags at the point of sale (i.e., chek-out) for all commercial retail businesses in San Jose except restaurants. An exception is made for "green" paper bags containing at least 40 percent recycled content, this may be accompanied by a fee to the customers to be retained by the retailers [to cover the cost to the business of providing the bags].

Contact Information

Allen Tai
Agency Name
City of San Jose
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildlife

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