Santa Cruz County supervisors announced yesterday that they are banning the use of plastic shopping bags in grocery stores (and restaurants) and will also impose a fee for paper bags. The goal is to cut down on single use bags altogether and to encourage the use of multiple use bags. This is great news for environmentalists and ocean advocates all around. Laura Kasa, executive director of Save Our Shores, which pushed for the ban, hopes this action will put pressure on the state legislature to follow suit.
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