Are there any exceptions to this ban?

Yes. The following uses are exempt from the requirements of the Single-use 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
  • 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

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1. What is the purpose of Napa’s Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance?
2. What does the ordinance cover?
3. What bags are affected?
4. Are there any exceptions to this ban?
5. When does the ordinance take effect?
6. Who is affected by the ordinance?
7. What about the statewide plastic bag law?
8. Is an ordinance the same as a law?
9. Why didn't this go on the ballot for a vote?
10. How will the ordinance be enforced?
11. What happens to businesses that do not comply?
12. What is being done to educate the public?
13. Where can I get more information?