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How does the ordinance affect me as a consumer?
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Environment - Recycling & Garbage - Bring Your Own Bag

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1. What is the plastic bag ordinance?
2. How does the ordinance affect me as a consumer?
3. Why are bags being prohibited?
4. Are plastic bags a problem for local creeks?
5. Why is there a charge on paper bags?
6. Which stores does the ordinance affect?
7. Why not just offer customers an incentive to bring their own bags?
8. Why not just encourage customers to recycle their plastic bags?
9. Does San José collect plastic bags for recycling at curbside?
10. Why not require biodegradable plastic bags?
11. Will I still be able to purchase plastic garbage bags?