Watch "Bag It!", a documentary about the impact of plastic bags on the environment, and learn more about Menlo Park's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags at an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Oct. 23 to certify the environmental impact report (EIR) and adopt an ordinance eliminating the use of plastic bags by retailers, except for restaurants and produce sellers. The ordinance would add a 10 cent fee for paper bags through the end of 2014, then hike the fee to 25 cents per paper bag.
Menlo Park, along with 24 other cities along the Peninsula, may opt to go along with the ban. The City Council plans to vote on the ordinance in January.
The informational meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 701 Laurel St.