Digital News Report – The San José City Council is considering a partial ban on disposable plastic shopping bags. The proposal is to have stores charge customers ten cents a bag for plastic bags made with at least 40% recycled material.
The city will be having their final public hearing on Thursday November 18th.
The abundant use of plastic bags by retailers has raised environmental concerns. The state of California has considered banning plastic bags but so far the proposal has been shot down.
The bags are easily recycled at grocery and department stores. Some reports suggest that between one and seven percent of the bags are recycled. If these estimates are correct.
The San Jose meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last for one hour.
San José City Hall – Wing Room 119
200 East Santa Clara Street
San José, CA 95113
By Mark Williams