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Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban
Bring-Your-Bag-Home The City of Santa Monica’s Single-use Carryout Bag Ordinance prohibits all retail establishments in Santa Monica from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers at the point of sale. In place for over a year, the Bag Ban is deemed a major success in demonstrating how local government, the business community and marine scientists can work together to protect Santa Monica's precious marine resources for generations to come.

online-reporting-form   INFO / CONTACT  email: BringYourBag@smgov.netphone: 310.458.4925

Click on any of the bags below for information and support.


Help Enforce the Ban 

Email or call directly to:
phone: 310.458.4984

Or, use the GO Santa Monica government outreach tool, category: Environmental Issues.

You'll be helping to protect our environment, especially the Santa Monica Bay.


Retailers Donating Reusable Bags to Share A Bag Program

The next time you see a shopper with a distinctive "I'm a Santa Monica Local" reusable bag, you may be in the presence of a Share A Bag Program participant. 


Whole Foods Market has joined in the effort to make the transition to reusable bags a success with a significant donation of bags to the Share A Bag program. What's more, Whole Foods partnered with GreenVetsLA to produce these sturdy reusables, all made locally from reclaimed fabric otherwise destined for the landfill.

Other organizations that have donated to the Share A Bag Program include Santa Monica Place, the City's Resource Recovery and Recycling Division, 99¢ Only Stores, and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

 View below graphic full size: Single-use Bag Ban at a Glance pdf


Last updated: Tuesday, 04/14/2015
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