Pasadena’s Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance

The City of Pasadena is having a Special Meeting of the Environment Advisory Commission (EAC) to receive comments on a recommendation for a proposed ordinance that would ban plastic carryout bags, impose a ten cent charge on paper carryout bags, and require affected stores to provide reusable bags to customers for sale or at no charge.  Pasadena is committed to forgoing policies in support of increased environmental stewarship in partnership with the business community.  Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan, adopted in 2006, identifies the development of a plastic bag reduction program to support its goals of achieving zero waste to landfills by 2040; reducing the use of disposable, toxic, or non-renewable product category by 50 percent by 2012; and protecting the watershed.

The meeting is for those that would be affected by the proposed ordinance.  This includes Pasadena residents, large grocers (gross annual sale of $2 million or more), retailers with a licensed pharmacy (at least 10,000 square feet of retail space and a licensed pharmacy) as well as farmers’ markets, drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience food stores, food marts, liquor stores, vendors participating at City-sponsored special events, and events held at City facilities or on City property.

Environmental Advisory Commission Special Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Pasadena City Hall
Council Chambers, Room S249
100 N. Garfield Avenue

For more information, please call 626-744-6729.