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Single Use Bag Ordinance
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Santa Cruz The project is a proposed ordinance that would ban the use of single use plastic carryout bags, require that all paper carryout bags have a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content, and encourage the use of reusable carryout bags in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County, thereby reducing the number of bags manufactured, and the number that are released to the natural environment or disposed of in landfills. Chapter 5.48 of the County Code would prohibit retail product stores from making plastic carryout bags available at checkout stands, and would require them to charge $0.10 on each paper carryout bag at the point of sale for a period of one year from the date Chapter 5.48 of the County Code takes effect. The charge would be increased to $0.25 on each paper carryout bag beyond the initial one-year period. The Board of Supervisors may periodically review the store charge to judge its effectiveness. The ordinance would become effective six (6) months after the date of final passage by the County of Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors. 9/29/2011
Santa Cruz The project is a proposed ordinance that would ban the use of single use plastic carryout bags, require that all paper carryout bags have a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content, and encourage the use of reusable carryout bags in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County, thereby reducing the number of bags manufactured, and the number that are released to the natural environment or disposed of in landfills. Chapter 5.48 of the County Code would prohibit retail product stores from making plastic carryout bags available at checkout stands, and would require them to charge $0.10 on each paper carryout bag at the point of sale for a period of one year from the date Chapter 5.48 of the County Code takes effect. The charge would be increased to $0.25 on each paper carryout bag beyond the initial one-year period. The Board of Supervisors may periodically review the store charge to judge its effectiveness. The ordinance would become effective six (6) months after the date of final passage by the County of Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors. 2/14/2011
 
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