Solana Beach may become the first city in San Diego to ban plastic bags from the checkout line.
The Solana Beach City Council is one vote away in their city council from adopting a ban on plastic bags in their area. Environmental concerns are leading the anti-plastic charge that will require the adoption of reusable bags or paying up for paper bags, leaving the traditional plastic bags a thing of the past.
The proposed ban would stop at the Solana Beach city limit, causing many grocery store owners concerned about the fairness of the ban.
“If they want to do it, great, but apply it equally to everyone who deals with bags,” said Dirk Stump from the California Grocers Association.
Only about 30 percent of people use their reusable bags, according to grocers.
Solana Beach City Council will vote on the issue on May 9, until then residents are free to use whichever bags they please.