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Ventura City Council Delays Consideration of Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

Ventura City Council Delays Consideration of Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

Anthony van Leeuwen Last December, the Ventura City Council voted 6 to 1 to go ahead and prepare a Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance and an addendum to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) developed by the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) EIR for consideration by the City Council in six months.  On […]

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

 . . Last January, a Drought State of Emergency was declared in California which called on Californians to conserve and reduce water usage by 20%. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, California is facing a serious drought and that there is simply not enough water to meet the needs of farmers, communities, and […]

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

By Anthony van Leeuwen Currently, retail stores distribute plastic and paper bags to customers at checkout to carry their purchases home at no additional charge.  The cost of these bags is included in retail prices paid for and shared by all customers. Customers who choose to use no bags or reusable bags still pay a […]