Plastic Bag Ban Business

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Sustainability timeline 

The City of Carlsbad is leading the way toward a more sustainable future by reducing the amount of unused and unwanted disposable products with high environmental impact. The city is phasing out single-use plastic and Styrofoam disposable foodware items to:

  • Protect wildlife and the environment by reducing harmful litter and marine debris
  • Divert waste from landfills and reduce contamination of the city’s recyclable materials and organic materials collection programs
  • Conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improve the cleanliness of public areas and beaches to increase quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors
  • Align with California state regulations and the goals set forth in city policies and ordinances, including the Sustainable Materials Management Plan and Climate Action Plan

Solutions for Single-Use Plastic Bans: A Solutions Manual & Product List

Single-use plastic bans manual thumbnailThe city is phasing out single-use plastic bags. This Solutions Manual & Product List is designed to support food service providers and retail vendors during this transition by providing an in depth look at new state and local regulations affecting Carlsbad. In this manual, businesses will be provided the following:

  1. Best practices for purchasing decisions
  2. Case studies of successful transitions to sustainable foodware in restaurants
  3. Potential cost savings opportunities
  4. An alternative products list