California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law last week that will change grocery shopping in the Golden State.
It was celebrated and pushed by climate activists.
The new law will ban single-use plastic grocery bags for meat and produce by 2025. Instead, stores will be forced to use recycled paper bags or compostable bags, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The California Grocers Association (CGA) successfully petitioned to get the date pushed back from 2023 to 2025 because of supply chain issues for stores.
“Now that the governor has signed SB 1046, the grocery community is focused on preparing to comply with the new law by 2025,” Nate Rose, CGA senior director of communications said to SFGATE.
“There are many moving pieces to navigate, mostly concerning how to source and scale compostable and recyclable pre-checkout bags for our shoppers in a supply chain environment that has not been without its challenges in the past few years,” Rose added.
“Um. Side subject SO NOW we not gonna have single use plastic bags for meat or produce? How will the raw chicken be kept from contaminating other things OR are you going to ban Meat too?” freelance reporter Lashaun Turner tweeted, adding, “#newsom #California #Communism”
Um. Side subject SO NOW we not gonna have single use plastic bags for meat or produce? How will the raw chicken be kept from contaminating other things OR are you going to ban Meat too? #newsom #California #Communism— Lashaun Turner (@MsLashaunTurner) October 9, 2022