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' TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> ORDINANCE 2013-05 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE ADDING CHAPTER 6.18 OF TITLE 6 <br /> (HEALTH AND SANITATION) OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING <br /> TO REUSABLE BAGS <br /> WHEREAS, the use of single-use carryout bags by consumers at retail establishments <br /> results in unnecessary negative impacts on the environment and that reusable bags are readily <br /> available and provide a cost effective alternative to single-use bags; and <br /> WHEREAS, the manufacturing and distribution of single-use carryout bags requires the <br /> utilization of natural resources and energy often resulting in the generation of pollution and <br /> greenhouse gas emissions; and <br /> WHEREAS, single-use plastic carryout bags are difficult to recycle and often end up in <br /> landfills or as roadside litter impacting storm drains, polluting rivers, streams and lakes and <br /> polluting soils as these bags photo-degrade; and <br /> WHEREAS, single-use paper bags are currently accepted in local recycling programs <br /> however require significant resources to manufacture and recycle and should only be made <br /> available if the bag is purchased for a charge and made of a minimum 40% post-consumer <br /> 1 recycled content, containing no old-growth fiber; and <br /> WHEREAS, all singie-use carryout bags provided by retail establishments contribute to <br /> the generation of waste and in order to achieve waste reduction goals as mandated and <br /> directed by the state of California it is necessary to adopt policies that focus on waste <br /> prevention, reduction and reuse; and <br /> WHERAS, the Town Council does, accordingly, find and declare that it should restrict <br /> the distribution of single use carry-out bags; and <br /> WHEREAS, existing Chapter 6.18 of the Truckee Municipal Code is not necessary and <br /> can be repealed; <br /> NOW THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE'DOES <br /> ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> SECTION 1. Reaeal of Chaater 6.18 <br /> Chapter 6.18 of the Truckee Municipal Code, as it exists as of the effective date of this <br /> Ordinance, is hereby repealed. <br /> SECTION 2. Adootion of Revised Chaater 6.18 , <br /> � Chapter 6.18 is hereby adopted and added to the Truckee Municipal Code, to read as <br /> set forth in Exhibit "A," attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. <br />