Plastic bag ban
A state appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law banning the use of non-compostable plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets.
Shoppers in Redwood City are adjusting to a ban on plastic bags that went into effect on Tuesday, a city spokeswoman said.
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.
Starting next month, the City of San Francisco is expanding its ban on plastic bags to thousands of restaurants that offer take out and delivery.
Los Angeles joined San Francisco and San Jose on Tuesday, as all three of the state’s largest cities will now ban free plastic bags in grocery stores.
The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have phased out the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.
A dozen San Mateo County cities celebrated Earth Day on Monday by implementing plastic bag bans.
Starting January 1, 2013, grocery stores and many other retailers in Alameda County will no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout.
Santa Cruz was set to be among the first counties in the state to ban restaurants from using plastic bags for to-go food.
A judge upheld a law that is scheduled to go into effect next month that would extend San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags in retail establishments, according to the city attorney’s office.