Policy Briefs

CGA has developed the policy briefings below so our members can better understand local government policy issues and the grocery industry’s position. This background information is intended provide an introduction and outline of preferred outcomes. These briefs are general in nature and not specific to any one jurisdiction.

Safe Medicine Disposal Brief

Despite an increase in the number of prescribed medications, there are still limited options for the general public to dispose the leftover unused medications that lead consumers to trash, flush or store medicines at home.  This poses serious health…

Recycling Facilities Brief

Recycling Facility Regulation Several local governments are looking to regulate recycling facilities in their jurisdictions in order to ensure appropriate operations. While CGA appreciates ensuring recycling facilities minimize their impact, over…

Food Packaging Brief

Food Packaging Restrictions Many jurisdictions across California are concerned with polystyrene foam as litter. These jurisdictions have passed ordinances which ban the use of polystyrene foam containers for packaging food at the store location. While…

Carryout Bags Brief

Local Carryout Bag Regulation With over 100 local jurisdictions regulating carryout bags and more on the way it is important that these ordinances maximize environmental gain while minimizing business impact. Over time a specific model regulation…