Bag Bans Effective Starting 2014

The New Year is upon us and while much of the country is hoping for warmer weather and dreaming of spring, CA is starting off the year with new bag legislation going into effect.

LA City’s ban on disposable plastic grocery bags goes into effect January 1, 2014. LA is the nation’s largest city to pass a bag ban. It was approved in June 2013 and becomes affective now.

Several other California cities bag bans also start on the first of 2014, including Richmond, San Pablo, Pittsburg and El Cerrito. Glendale’s current plastic bag ordinance in larger grocery stores expands to include convenience and drug stores as well as smaller grocery stores. Coming in February, bans will be effective in Arcata and Los Gatos and more to follow on Earth Day in April.

Make sure to keep checking our website for updates on single use bag legislation that is pending or being implemented. Our retail packaging specialists stay on top of the ever changing market conditions. Let us help you navigate bag legislation in the municipalities you sell into and select the best packaging for your stores. We hope that you will contact us by phone at 888-429-5673 or via email at baglaws@swalter.com.