What is being done to educate the public?

To head off any confusion about the differences between state and local laws governing single-use bags, the City of Napa and Sustainable Napa County are planning an outreach campaign to merchants and residents, and the City of Napa’s website will be regularly updated with current information. Information about new options for residents and customers will be shared online, in newsletters and local media, through point-of-purchase information, in training sessions for retailer staff, and through outreach at community events. A reusable bag promotion is also being developed in order to support local retailers in transition.

Additionally, local businesses are invited to attend one of two "how-to" workshops. Attendees will receive a Business Toolkit, which includes resources for communicating with employees and customers about the ordinance; helpful tips to ease the transition to reusable bags and to help customers remember their reusable bags; frequently asked questions and the answers about the ordinance; and more.

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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?