Carpinteria CA - Bag Ban


Chapter: Santa Barbara
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: September 12 2011
Completion Date: March 12 2012
Status: Victory

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!