Thursday, October 31, 2013
Roger Kube, Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter
Cathy Browne, General Manager, Crowne Poly, a plastic bag manufacturer in Huntington Beach
Jack Macy, spokesperson, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Mark Arabo, President, Neighborhood Market Association
Report: Proposed San Diego Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance
The city of San Diego is moving closer to an ordinance that will change the typical shopping experience.
Early next year, the San Diego City Council will decide whether to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.
The new law would also require grocery stores to charge 10 cents for paper bags.
If approved, San Diego would join Los Angeles, San Francisco and the closer-to-home Solana Beach in banning plastic bags.
Environmentalists are big supporters of the move, but some small retailers are concerned their businesses and customers will suffer.