The council agreed to work with grocers to study the effects of a plastic bag ban. City staff also will explore charging fees to grocery customers who use plastic bags, as well as a city citywide program to encourage reusable cloth bags.
"We need to eliminate plastic bags, but paper is not the answer," said councilwoman Nora Campos.
The city plans to analyze the options over the next few months, and changes could come as soon as January.
Hopefully by January, San Jose will find itself ready to join the growing list of cities all over the world who are rising above plastic. Read the entire article here.