Prop. 67 Does Not Affect Countywide Reusable Bag Ordinance

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state in the nation to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags. The WMA endorsed Proposition 67 during the September Board meeting. The passage of Proposition 67 does not change the implementation of the expanded reusable bag ordinance in Alameda County, adopted at the October 2016 WMA Board meeting. The ordinance in Alameda County expands the covered stores beyond those that sell packaged food and liquor to include all types of retail stores and restaurants. The new requirements will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.