We use plastic bags for just about everything. But, if city council members Steven Cohn and Kevin McCarty have their way, plastic bags could be banned by summer in grocery stores and other big retailers across Sacramento.
Environmental advocates say plastic bags are often not disposed of properly, causing damage to the environment.
Sacramento would be the largest city in the valley to adopt bag restrictions. But, they wouldn’t be the first in California. More than 60 local governments throughout the state have already passed some type of bag regulation.
Advocates urge consumers to get reusable bags. Although, researchers have found that people hardly clean reusable bags, and they’re therefore at much higher risk for contamination.