DISCLAIMER: This is NOT intended to be a complete list of bag laws and will not be updated. For a comprehensive list of bag laws in the U.S., we find that Californians Against Waste's National List is generally well-maintained.
The laws below are frequently linked-to Sample Ordinances & CEQA Documents.
City & County of San Francisco (CatEx)
Town of Fairfax
- Fairfax's ordinance, an initiative approved by the voters on 11/4/08 (voter-approved initiatives do not fall under CEQA)
City of San Jose (EIR)
Marin County (CatEx)
- single-use bag ordinance, adopted 1/25/11
- ban on plastic, 5-cent charge on paper
City of Manhattan Beach (NegDec)
Adopted Bans (invalidated after lawsuits)
City of Oakland - see litigation section for details
- plastic bag ban, adopted 7/17/07