Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Capitola
Document Title
Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Applies to retail establishments throughout the City.
Document Description
The project consists of an ordinance to add Chapter 8.07 to the City of Capitola Municipal Code to reduce single-use plastic and paper bags, commonly referred to as "carryout" bags. As stated in the draft ordinance, the intent is to eliminate the common use of plastic single-use carryout bags, to encourage the use of reusable bags by consumers and retailers, and to reduce the consumption of single-use bags in general. The project would ban the use of single use plastic carryout bags by any retail establishment (with specified exceptions, including restaurants), require that all paper carryout bags have a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, require retail establishments to impose a charge for each single-use paper carryout bag provided to customers at the point of sale, and encourage retail establishments to make reusable bags available for sale to customers at a reasonable price.

Contact Information

Lisa Murphy
Agency Name
City of Capitola
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
State Highways
Hwy 1
Soquel Creek, Monterey Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Citywide Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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