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People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Now Includes Restaurants

Beginning Tuesday, that doggie bag at your favorite San Francisco eatery will cost you. As is already the case at grocery and retail stores in the city, plastic bags are now officially off the menu for leftovers and takeout at restaurants.

10/01/2013

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North Bay Politician Pushing For Statewide Ban Of Plastic Shopping Bags

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, is expressing confidence in his ability to convince his colleagues in Sacramento to support the nation’s first statewide ban of disposable, plastic shopping bags.

02/11/2013

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Santa Cruz Set To Ban Plastic Bags For To-Go Food In Restaurants

Santa Cruz was set to be among the first counties in the state to ban restaurants from using plastic bags for to-go food.

09/26/2012

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San Francisco Mayor Supports Ramping Up Plastic Bag Ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider legislation to force merchants to charge for shopping bags, and to ban plastic bags at all stores in the city.

02/07/2012

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San Jose’s Strict Plastic Bag Ban Seen As Business Opportunity

On January 1st, one of the toughest plastic bag bans in the country went into effect in San Jose. While some shoppers are complaining about the new rules, others see a business opportunity.

01/03/2012

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San Jose Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect In New Year

Starting Sunday, retailers in San Jose and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County can no longer use single-use plastic bags and paper bags without recycled content, as a city and county ordinance to ban the bags takes effect.

12/30/2011

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San Jose Plastic Bag Ban Starts On Sunday

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags that takes effect in San Jose on Jan. 1 applies to all retailers, not just grocery stores.

12/29/2011