Disposable Checkout Bag Ordinance

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Palo Alto, City of (City of Palo Alto)
Document Title
Disposable Checkout Bag Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project area includes a variety of land use designations according to the General Plan Land Use Plan and a variety of zone types.

Document Description
The intent of the proposed Bag Ordinance is to increase the use of reusable bags and decrease the use of single-use plastic and paper bags to reduce pollution in local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the marine environment, as well as to reduce plastic bag contributions to landfills. It is anticipated that by prohibiting single-use plastic checkout bags and requiring a store charge for each paper and reusable bag distributed by retailers, the proposed Bag Ordinance would promote a shift to the use of reusable bags by retail customers and reduce the number of single-use plastic and paper checkout bags within Palo Alto.

Contact Information
Julie Weiss
City of Palo Alto
2501 Embarcadero Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone : (650) 329-2598


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 101, 280, 287, 85
Palo Alto
San Francisquito Creek, Adobe Creek, Matadero Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Checkout Bag Ordinance)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

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