At the grocery store today, while a few people have made it a habit to bring reusable bags, many were still surprised about the new plastic bag ban. In case you were unaware, effective November 1st, stores including grocery stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, foodmarts and farmer’s markets, will now charge a fee of 10 cents for plastic or paper bags. Shoppers are encourage to use reusable bags.
Like our very own Surf City Family cotton tote!
According to the official Huntington Beach website:
“The Ordinance would also prohibit the distribution of compostable and biodegradable plastic carry-out bags, as they are included in the definition of a plastic carry-out bag. The Ordinance requires that the paper bags be one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contain a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material, and be accepted for recycling in curbside programs within the City, among other criteria. The Ordinance further requires that reusable bags be specifically designed and manufactured for a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, be machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy element in toxic amounts, among other criteria. Plastic bags that are a minimum of 2.25 mils thick are considered to be reusable bags per the definition in the Ordinance.”
Here are some comments from some of our Surf City Family Facebook Fans:
“I think the ban is fantastic.” – Leah True Lyman
“It’s about time HB! SF and LA passed it a long time ago. I’m proud of HB for stepping up.” – Zona Sherman
“I do not like government dictating to me what I can or can’t do but I do use reusable bags.” – Gloria Sianez Duhamel
The Plastic Bag Ban is in effect in Huntington Beach, buy our cotton reusable Surf City Family tote bag. Click here to order our Surf City Family totes and let us know how many bags you want and your mailing address. Thanks to our designer Aaron Creative and our printer Califormulated.