[Editor's note: The following is a friendly reminder submitted by the City of Redwood City.]
This is a reminder that after adopting the reusable bag ordinance in March of this year, our City will be joining other cities in San Mateo County in implementing the reusable bag ordinance starting today, October 1st. So, don't forget your reusable bag when visiting your favorite grocery store or retailer!
FREE Bag Give-Away
Don't yet have a reusable bag? San Mateo County will be helping us kick off our reusable bag ordinance by handing out FREE "chico bags" (the ones that fold really small and hold a lot of stuff!)tomorrow, October 1st at:
- Key Market, 3640 Florence Street, Redwood City @ 10:30am
- Lucky's Market, 200 Woodside, Redwood City @ 11:45am
Purpose of Reusable Bag Ordinance
The purpose of the reusable bag ordinance is to eliminate single use plastic bags and discourage the over-production of paper bags (think of the trees!) by encouraging reusable bags. They are affordable, sturdy, and easy to find if you cannot make it out to the County's give-away tomorrow.
If you are a business, we have posted the "cash register" sign in both English and Spanish to help educate your customers who are not already familiar with this ordinance in other cities. And if you are a leader of one of our neighborhood associations or just want to help us spread the word, check out our "Top 5 Reasons to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)" or the "Top 10 Tips for Long Lasting and Healthy Reusable Bags."