Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance

Summary

SCH Number
2012102042
Lead Agency
Capitola, City of (City of Capitola)
Document Title
Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
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
City of Capitola
420 Capitola Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : (831) 475-7300

Location

Cities
Santa Cruz
Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
City-wide
Zip
95010
State Highways
Hwy 1
Waterways
Soquel Creek, Monterey Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Citywide Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Solid Waste Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery
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