San Luis Obispo’s Plastic Bag Ban Passes!

On Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority passed its Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance by a 8-5 vote.

Here is an article about the (four hour!) hearing.

Here are the details of SLO’s proposed ordinance:

  • CEQA: categorical exemption
  • ban on plastic checkout bags, min 10-cent charge for paper checkout bags
  • applies to all supermarkets, pharmacies, large stores, and convenience stores
  • applies to all of SLO County (incorporated & unincorporated areas)