The plastic bag ban is upon Piedmont and Oakland.
On Jan. 1, Alameda County will join San Francisco, San Mateo County, San Jose and 49 other California cities and counties in no longer providing single-use plastic bags at checkout — making reusable bags a must-have for any Bay Area resident, according to the latest county press release.
All stores selling packaged food must charge a minimum of 10 cents for each paper bag.
For more information on Alameda County’s new ordinance, visit www.ReusableBagsAC.org.
Do you keep your reusable bags in your car? How do you remember to bring them with you when heading for the grocery store? And what's most important to you in a reusable bag — utility, style, cost or some combination of those? Tell us in the comments section below.
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