The bag reduction ordinance helps reduce unnecessary waste, contamination and litter, the waste is costly to the taxpayers of San Francisco, as well as harmful to marine life. This legislation also saves stores in checkout bag purchasing costs. The purpose of this legislation is to encourage customers to bring their own checkout bags to reduce the impact of disposable bags to the city and the environment.
Everyone has clothing they don’t use any more. Make your own shopping bags by recycling your old clothes.