Single Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance
On August 4th, the City Council adopted an ordinance to prohibit single-use (plastic) carryout bags in all retail stores. The ban went into effect on February 4, 2015. Under the ordinance, all restaurants, grocery, pharmacy and retail stores in Pleasant Hill will no longer provide single-use carryout plastic bags.
Stores are required to sell paper carry out bags for 10 cents each and should also provide reusable bags for a fee set by the retailer. Customers will have the option to bring their own reusable bags, pay for paper bags, or opt not to use a bag to carry goods from the store. Restaurants do not charge for paper bags but may charge for reusable bags, if they provide them.
Smaller protective plastic or paper bags, without handles, would still be allowed under the ordinance at no charge to the customer. Examples of these types of bags include:
Apropos Promotions www.apropospromotions.com
International Paper www.ippaperbags.com
Bunzl San Francisco www.bunzldistribution.com
eco imprints www.ecoimprints.com
Luna Packaging www.lunapackaging.com
Forward Packaging http://www.forwardpackaging.com/
• eco imprints www.ecoimprints.com
• Cash & Carry Warehouse www.cashandcarrywarehouse.com
• Bunzl San Francisco www.bunzldistribution.com
• IFN Green www.ifngreen.com
• Green is Green www.greenisgreeninc.com