Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

3 Documents in Project


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



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
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Recreation/Parks Public Services Drainage/Absorption Coastal Zone Biological Resources Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Resources Agency
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