By an edhat reader
I thought Santa Barbara passed an ordinance, banning the distribution of plastic bags by stores in Santa Barbara.
Can someone please explain why many stores still provide plastic bags at 10¢ each for customers to use? I thought the ordinance specifically states that only paper bags are to be offered for sale and that the money gained by the store on each 10¢ per bag charge is to be considered an incentive to the store for complying with the ban on providing the plastic bag option for groceries.
As the horror of our plastic use overtaking the ocean life begins to sink in with us all, perhaps it might be time to start stepping up and doing what we can to at least SLOW the plastic consumption down. I don’t know why the city of Santa Barbara is allowing this to continue in stores.
There doesn’t seem to be a problem writing tickets for parking violations, so why is there a problem enforcing with the ordinance on plastic bags?