February 26, 2012 -- Save Our Shores, a marine conservation organization based in Santa Cruz, California, has scheduled several public events to educate citizens about the upcoming plastic bag ban. The Santa Cruz County Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance takes effect on March 20th.
Educational events and free reusable bag give-aways are scheduled to take place:
- Tuesday, March 13, 4 pm to 6 pm: SOS will talk to shoppers about the upcoming bag ban at Safeway in Redwood Shopping Center on 41st Avenue, Rancho Del Mar in Aptos, and Felton Fair Shopping Center.
- Tuesday, March 20, 12 pm to 2 pm: SOS will hand out free, custom-made, reusable canvas bags to shoppers at Safeway in Redwood Shopping Center on 41st Avenue; then, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Safeway Rancho Del Mar in Aptos, and at Safeway Felton Fair Shopping Center in Felton.
More information about the plastic bag ban can be found at the Save Our Shores website. Save Our Shores was instrumental in helping the county in their decision to pass the ordinance by supplying crucial information for consideration. Several of the facts that are stated in the ordinance came from Save Our Shores.
Read about the Santa Cruz County Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance here on PBBR.