Of these, only about 3-percent are recycled. Opponents of the ban have suggested that banning single-use plastic bags will not provide any environmental benefits, and that requiring reusable bags, or charging for paper, will actually have an adverse effect on lower-income citizens.
According to The Inertia, the passage of the bag ban in San Diego comes in anticipation of a November 8 vote that will decide whether or not California will ban single-use plastic bags statewide.
On Tuesday, in a 6-3 vote, the San Diego city council voted to officially ban the use of single-use plastic bags, reports the San Diego Union Tribune.
City officials voted to approve the ban in an effort to make more concentrated moves to persuade the citizens of San Diego to switch over to reusable bags.
A statewide ban on plastic bags has been attempted in California before- state legislators passed a ban that would have impacted the entire state back in 2014.
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