To have uniformity across Santa Cruz County, each of the four cities in the county and county government for the unincorporated areas need to have their plastic bag bans and paper bag laws. That may eventually happen. The Capitola City Council is scheduled to consider a ban for their city Thursday night. But while Watsonville has a plastic bag ban set to start in September, Scotts Valley is still mulling over a similar action.


The environmental hazards of single use plastic bags and foam products are well documented. The state should step in and set the standards for all of California.


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