Effective October 1st, plastic bags will be banned in San Luis Obispo County. This ban applies to single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, and big-box stores as part of an effort to encourage shoppers to bring reusable bags. If shoppers forget their reusable bags, they can buy a paper bag for 10 cents. The ban on plastic bags does NOT apply to smaller stores under 10,000 square feet.
San Luis Obispo County is now the 15th community in the state to pass a ban. About 130 million plastic bags are used each year in the county alone, and only 3% of that is recycled!
Angela Donath, The Keith Byrd Team, South County Realtor in San Luis Obispo County, including Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, and Avila Beach, 805-801-4355