The project consists of an ordinance promoting the use of reusable shopping bags by prohibiting distribution of single use plastic bags and imposing a fee on recyclable paper bags in the City of Arcata. In lieu of the single use bags, consumers may choose to provide their own bag or elect to purchase a single use recyclable paper bag for a fee that is clearly identified on the sales receipt. The retailer will retain this fee which is a reflection of the actual cost of the single use recyclable paper bag. Certain low income exceptions and other provisions are included within the model ordinance language.
California Coastal CommissionCalifornia Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Highway PatrolCaltrans, District 1Department of ConservationDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1EDepartment of Water ResourcesNative American Heritage CommissionRegional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1Resources AgencyResources, Recycling and Recovery