“Committee discovered that some 86 million one-use plastic bags are used and discarded in Pasadena alone. Of those, 81 million end up in the landfill, or as litter, every year. ” – Via Easy Green
The proposed amendment to the PMC will prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags and establish a charge for the specified single-use paper carryout bags at drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience food stores, foodmarts, liquor stores, farmer markets, City sponsored events, events at City facilities, and any event held on City property. The intent of the amendment is to reduce consumer use of single-use carryout bags and accelerate a shift towards reusable bags by banning plastic carryout bags and placing a charge on paper carryout bags. The proposed amendment supports the City’s adopted Green City Action Plan goals of reducing landfill waste, reducing the use of disposable product category, protecting the watershed, conserving energy and natural resources, and helping to promote a clean and sustainable environment.
City Council will hold a public hearing to receive testimony, oral and written, on the above proposed Pasadena Municipal Code Amendment. The hearing is scheduled for:
Date: October 3, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers, Room S-249 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
At our Front Porch Farm Stand we ENCOURAGE our customers to BYOB (“Bring your own bag“) For those who forget customers kindly bring us their extra paper and plastic bags so we have a nice stash. BTW, we could use some more bags!
Be a conscious consumer! Check out our online store for sensible Reusable Bags & Containers
My favorites are the Cotton Produce/Grain Bags These bags are reasonably priced and great for storing grains, herbs and produce. Now if we could just go back to flour sacks…. perhaps we could make our own clothes.