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Plastic Bags Not Acceptable in Blue Bin

By Carlyle Johnston Sep 25, 2015 - Recycle

The County and its partner cities always try to ensure that any item with market value can be placed in curbside recycling containers.

Unfortunately, for the past year we have been unable to find a market for plastic bags and other plastic film. Industry leaders believe that this will continue to be the case for the next several years.

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Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Passed by Board of Supervisors

By Carlyle Johnston Aug 25, 2015 - Reduce & Reuse

On August 25 the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a local ordinance banning single-use plastic bags in some stores in the unincorporated areas of the county. Staff estimates that 8 larger stores and 66 smaller stores will be affected.

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Draft EIR

By Carlyle Johnston Jan 10, 2014 - Reduce & Reuse

The County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Planning Commission Hearing Room (123 East Anapamu Street, First Floor) to receive verbal comments on the draft EIR for the Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, January 24.

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Draft EIR for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Now Available

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 10, 2013 - Reduce & Reuse

The draft EIR is now available for public download! We are receiving comments on this document until January 27, 2014. There will also be a public hearing on the draft EIR at the County Planning Commission Hearing Room (located on the first floor of the Main County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu) on January 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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County Moves Forward With Plastic Bag Ordinance EIR

By Carlyle Johnston Nov 05, 2013
Grocerybags

On October 15, 2013 the County Board of Supervisors instructed staff to move forward with an environmental review of a Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban (SUPBB) Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.

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