Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Jose, City of (City of San Jose)
Document Title
Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
NOTES: Review per Lead 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 proposed ordinance prohibits the free distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags at the point of sale (i.e., check-out) for all commercial retail businesses in San Jose except restaurants and nonprofit charitable reuse organizations. An exception is made for exempt paper bags containing at least 40 percent recycled content, which can be provided to customers for a minimum store charge (to discourage use of the paper bags and encourage the consumer to switch to reusable bags).

Contact Information
John Davidson
City of San Jose
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113-1905

Phone : (408) 535-3555


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Ordinance)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Public Services Recreation/Parks Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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