Calabasas To Consider Ordinance To Regulate Plastic Bags

Calabasas To Consider Ordinance To Regulate Plastic Bags

Calabasas, California, USA, is a city known for it's environmental stewardship. Calabasas was the first in the state of California to construct a municipal-owned Gold LEED Certified civic center.

In 2007, the Calabasas City Council adopted Ordinance 2007-233] banning retail food establishments, nonprofit food providers and City facilities from using food packaging materials made of expanded polystyrene, known popularly by the trademark name Styrofoam.(1)

On Tuesday, February 1st, Calabasas' City council will consider an ordinance to regulate the use of plastic carryout bags and recyclable paper bags. The ordinance is also designed to promote reusable bags.

At the regular meeting on January 12th, the City Council directed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to regulate the use of plastic carryout bags. The instructions were to model the ordinance of Los Angeles County's plastic bag ordinance.

At Tuesday's meeting, Ordinance No. 2011-282 will be introduced. The Ordinance will add Chapter 8.17 to the Calabasas Municipal Code to regulate the use of plastic carryout bags and recyclable paper bags and promote the use of reusable bags in
the City of Calabasas. The City Attorney has requested to waive full reading.

You may read the draft of Ordinance 2011-282 to learn more.

UPDATE: THE ORDINANCE WAS APPROVED.
(1) Source: Wikipedia.org

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