Sonoma County Bag Ban


Chapter: Sonoma Coast
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Completion Date: February 20 2014
Status: Victory

To reduce single-use plastic pollution via a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency voted to ban single-use plastic bags and put a fee on paper bags starting March 21, 2014.

Sonoma County voted to Ban Plastic Bags starting March 21, 2014

The ordinance bans the issuance of plastic carryout bags and imposes a 10 cent fee on paper bags. The Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, a Joint Powers Authority composed of the Cities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Sonoma; the Town of Windsor; and the County of Sonoma, voted unanimously on February 20, 2014 to adopt an ordinance to reduce carryout bag waste throughout Sonoma County.