Walnut Creek and San Rafael ban plastic bags; statewide ban moves ahead in the Senate

San Rafael became the 100th municipality statewide to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. Nearly a third of Californians, 12.3 million people, live in communities with bag bans. IndyBay, March 3, 2014

Walnut Creek is the fifth city in Contra Costa County to adopt a bag ban, joining Richmond, El Cerrito, Pittsburg, and San Pablo. San Jose Mercury News, March 5, 2014

Meanwhile a bill that would enact a statewide ban is moving through the committee process in the state Senate. SB 270 (Padilla, De Leon, Lara) was last amended in February 2014. Track the bill’s progress on the state’s legislative information website.