Menlo Park Reusable Bag Ordinance Meeting

Menlo Park Reusable Bag Ordinance Meeting

Screening of "Bag It" Movie

Menlo Park, CA, Dec. 6, 2012 - The City of Menlo Park, California will hold one more meeting before City Council votes on the proposed reusable bag ordinance. The Council is set to vote on the ordinance next month. The last meeting was Oct. 11, 2012.

Menlo Park has already banned polystyrene containers effective Nov. 1st of this year. The city is located in San Mateo County and adopted the county's Polystyrene Food Ware Ordinance.

The next Reusable Bag Ordinance meeting will be held Dec. 12th. This final meeting will be held to provide information about the proposed ordinance and to gather feedback. After the meeting, there will be a showing of the award-winning documentary “Bag It,” which investigates the impacts of plastic bags on our waterways, oceans, and our health.

The feedback gathered at the meeting will be included in staff reports to Council and may be used to assist with minimizing immediate impacts to businesses and residents. If adopted by City Council, the ordinance is proposed to take effect on April 22, 2013 – Earth Day.

Menlo Park Informative Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Meeting: Meeting starts at 6:30 PM
  • Movie:  “Bag It” movie starts at 7:15pm
  • Place: 701 Laurel St., Arillaga Recreation Center (Cypress Room) Menlo Park, CA 94025

If you are not able to attend this meeting, you can still contribute your feedback by filling out our survey at by December 18, 2012.
For more information, please call the City of Menlo Park Environmental Programs at (650) 330-6740, or email


Cover photo: Menlo Park Sign. Author: ClatieK on Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

One Response to "Menlo Park Reusable Bag Ordinance Meeting"

  1. Douglas Lober   2012/12/11 at 10:37 am

    It makes 100% sense that Menlo Park would take the initiative to ban single use plastic bags. n. Cal has been a front runner on this movement and this move is natural and hopefully will be supported by all the citizens who live there. Thanks for the great read and good luck on the measure.

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