Yes. The following uses are exempt from the requirements of the Single-use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance:
- Plastic produce bags used for vegetables, fruits and meats or loose bulk items such as nuts, grains, beans and pasta, distributed at grocery stores and farmers markets, and for bags used for purchased live bait
- Bags used to protect breakable glass items
- Newspaper, laundry or dry cleaning bags
- Pharmacy bags used to contain prescription drugs
- Bags used for the transportation of prepared take-out foods and liquids from restaurants and other food providers
Additionally, stores are required to provide customers participating in the California Special Supplemental Food program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and customers participating in the Supplemental Food (SNAP) program with a reusable bag or recycled paper bag at no cost at the point of sale.