Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect tomorrow in Dublin, but not San Ramon Around Town, posted by , a resident of , on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Starting tomorrow, New Years's Day, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts, and other stores selling packaged food in Alameda County must provide bags made of recycled paper with a minimum charge of 10 cents per bag. The countywide ordinance is intended to save valuable natural resources, reduce litter and reduce the cost to the public of litter cleanup. Shoppers in Dublin can carry their own reusable shopping bags to the stores to avoid the 10-cents-per-bag charge. Or they can shop and have their merchandise bagged as usual in San Ramon and other Contra Costa County stores since the new law only affects Alameda County merchants.
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Posted by Maryann, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Such a democracy...I don't recall voting this in. Someone in San Ramon made the right decision. We could have gone back to paper bags...but no bags is ridiculous. Just think how many people will foget to bring their own bags. You are going to charge people who are unemployed, senior citizens, etc. ridiculous. I recommend bringing a backpack, perhaps stores will worry we are all going to steal from them and maybe we can get some backbone to change this.