The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association is getting started on its New Year’s resolution a little early.
The association resolves to stop using single-use plastic bags at the Encinitas Station Certified Farmer's Market and will start Wednesday evening—ahead of the San Diego County’s Day Without a Bag.
Currently, the market uses between 250 and 500 bags a week, market manager Carris Rhodes told Patch. Shoppers will get free reusable bags.
The resolution will help people cut plastic on their own.
"I'm sure a lot of people who are trying to cut the plastic bag habit and need a little bit of inspiration and advice on how to do it,” she said.
The market will not eliminate plastic produce bags, but Rhodes encourages market-goers to take reusable mesh produce bags.
The Wednesday market runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 600 S. Vulcan Ave.
Shoppers who show their own reusable bags will get a $2 credit, Rhodes said.