Plastic bag manufacturers sue Marin County over plastic bag ban (Petition for Writ of Mandate available)

As expected, Save the Plastic Bag Coalition (a plastics industry front group) filed suit against Marin County today over the plastic bag ordinance that  Marin County's Board of Supervisors adopted last month.   STPB has threatened and/or sued every California city that has recently adopted a plastic bag ordinance, and STPB's suit against Manhattan Beach is currently pending before the Supreme Court of California.  Marin County's ordinance is stronger than Manhattan Beach's because it includes a 5-cent charge for paper bags, thus encouraging reusable bags and severely diminishing the argument that people will just use more paper bags. Petition for Writ of Mandate Under CEQA, filed 2/24/11

UncategorizedJennie Romer