Just another reminder to do good by the oceans. Thanks to Mike D!
County moves forward with shopping bag ban
By Kurtis Alexander
The county Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would ban the use of plastic bags at retail shops and impose a surcharge on paper bags.
The intent is to promote greater use of reusable bags, such as canvas bags, and stem the litter generated by plastic as well as rein in the amount of energy used to make both plastic and paper.
The ordinance, though, remains a ways off as supervisors decided to first perform an environmental review of the measure. The review, which is expected to cost $100,000 and take nearly a year to complete, was agreed to by board members to anticipate potential problems with the new law and ward off a possible lawsuit.
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This year’s biennial event will host speakers on April 22-23 and a poster session at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at the Wharfinger building in Eureka.
The Thursday, April 22 keynote speakers are Rollin C. Richmond, President of Humboldt State University and Skyli McAfee, Executive Director of the Ocean Science Trust.
Saturday, April 24th will be a Day by the Bay which will include free and family friendly activities throughout Arcata and Eureka.