Alameda County Bag Law Ordinance
For those of you shopping at your local grocery store and are wondering “Why are there different bag purchasing options?”
Previously, we used single use bags to carry our groceries from the car to our home but the volume of plastic bags that are being landfill was high! So Alameda County proposed an ordinance that would require residents and shoppers in Alameda County to switch to either organic or reusable option.
The organic option would be to use paper bags which are made from trees. The reusable option would be to use a reusable plastic bag, which is made from recycled plastic, or a bag made of cloth! Using these options will help us protect the environment!