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June 3, 2013

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Proposed Single-Use Bag Ordinance - First Reading Rescheduled for June 18, 2013 City Council Meeting.
To help eliminate plastic litter and contribute to environmental sustainability, the City of Richmond is considering a Single-Use Bag Ordinance that will promote the use of reusable bags instead of plastic or paper bags. The ordinance will: (1) prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags at point of sale; and (2) require retail establishments to charge 5-10 cents to customers for each paper bag distributed at point of sale. The ordinance will apply to all retail establishments, except restaurants.
The West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (RecycleMore) completed an Environmental Impact Report for West County cities, including Richmond, in March 2013. Richmond’s ordinance first reading is scheduled for the June 18, 2013, City Council meeting. The proposed effective date of the ordinance is January 1, 2014. Access the proposed Single-Use Bag Ordinance.
The City of Richmond is distributing free reusable bags to community members to promote the use of reusable bags. Please call (510) 621-1554 for more information.

Using reusables at Cinco de Mayo
Proposed Food Ware Ordinance Revisions
The City of Richmond’s Food Ware Ordinance helps reduce the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), a product that litters our streets and waterways and poses human and environmental health concerns. The Food Ware Ordinance requires the distribution of recyclable or compostable food ware by restaurants and other food providers, prohibiting the distribution of polystyrene foam food ware.
To achieve greater community and environmental benefit, City staff will propose an expansion of the Food Ware Ordinance to eliminate the retail sale of polystyrene foam products. This will prohibit the sale of polystyrene foam cups, bowls, coolers, and other polystyrene foam products in Richmond stores. The proposed revisions also call for enforcement procedure and other technical revisions. The ordinance’s first reading is scheduled for the June 18, 2013, City Council meeting. The proposed effective date of the ordinance is January 1, 2014. Access the proposed revisions to the Food Ware Ordinance. Please call (510) 621-1554 for more information.
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