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Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:28

Beginning Jan. 1, single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at grocery stores and most other stores that sell packaged food in Alameda County.

Stores must charge a minimum of 10 cents for each paper  bag. Reusable bags may  also be brought to the stores. Stores will still be permitted to provide free plastic produce bags to protect and transport produce, bulk food or meat.  To avoid the bag charge, customers are encouraged to bring their own bag when shopping.

The ordinance was adopted by Alameda County in January  2012 and is intended to reduce litter, keep plastic bags out of local waterways, and encourage the use of reusable bags. For more information, visit www.ReusableBagsAC.org.

 

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