Del Mar City council passed the second reading of their plastic checkout bag ban that includes all retail establishments, restaurants, and their farmers market on May 16th, 2016! The ordinance will take effect at retailers later this year and includes a fee of ten cents for paper bags as an incentive for people to remember their reusable bags.
The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter worked with City of Del Mar officials to help craft the best ordinance possible. This ordinance goes further than most by including all retail establishments, restaurants, and their farmers market from providing any type of bag to a customer at the point of sale except a reusable bag or a recycled paper bag.
Click Here for more info from the City of Del Mar including the ordinance language.
Our chapter has multiple committees dedicated to the Surfrider Plastic Pollution Initiative. These include a countywide Beach Cleanup program, the Rise Above Plastics (RAP) committee, the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, and a campaign to end cigarette butt litter - Ban the Butt.
End Plastic Pollution