The San Diego City Council approved a city-wide ban on plastic bags July 19. With the action, San Diego became the 150th jurisdiction in the state to ban plastic checkout bags. The cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas already have plastic bag bans in place.
“San Diego can now take a leadership role in limiting plastic bag use and reducing plastic pollution. As we can see from other cities, the benefits are real, and it can be done without burdening our businesses or our most vulnerable residents,” Council President Sherri Lightner said.