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03 • 12 • 2012

Carpinteria CA - Bag Ban

The Carpinteria City Council has voted on March 12, 2012 in favor of a ban on both single-use paper and plastic bags at major retailers in the city. Smaller stores also cannot provide plastic bags to customers but can provide a paper bag for ten cents. The 4-1 decision makes Carpinteria the first South Coast city to finalize a 'Reusable Bag Ordinance', one of the strictest throughout the state of California. Congrats to the Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter for their efforts throughout this campaign!