Thursday, September 1, 2011

No plastic bags for groceries in 1902

Santa Monica's historic plastic bag ban, which passed the City Council in January 2011, took effect on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The City's sustainable mandate will result in reliance on reusable bags for grocery shopping. City officials believe 26 million plastic bags have been used annually in Santa Monica. In 1902 groceries were delivered to many. Shoppers at James R. Snow grocery located at Second and Hill Streets used baskets as well as knit, crocheted and cloth bags to carry their purchases home.