Santa Barbara

Carpinteria CA - Bag Ban

Victory | March 12 2012

Plastic Pollution

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! http://www.keyt.com/news/local/Carpinteria-Bans-Single-Use-Plastic-Bags-Across-the-Board-142429735.html

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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Staff Contact Chapter Contact

Bill Hickman

bhickman@surfrider.org

Sandy Lejeune

sandy.lejeune@gmail.com