Santa Monica to Consider Ban on Plastic Bags

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the City of Santa Monica will join Long Beach, LA County, and other local municipalities in considering a ban on plastic bags.

The Santa Monica bag ban will prohibit retailers from providing plastic bags,  but will allow stores to sell bags made from recycled paper, provided they cost at least 10¢. Restaurants and take-out food establishments are exempt, for health and safety reasons.

In the absence of statewide legislation that would provide a comprehensive and uniform way to control plastic bag pollution, cities like Santa Monica are tackling the problem themselves. 

Join Heal the Bay at the Santa Monica City Council meeting and help ban the bag! 

You can also read more about the ban in the Santa Monica Daily Press.