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Cashier puts customer purchases into plastic bags at a check-out counter in a Target store. (AP)

Appeals Court Upholds San Francisco’s 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.

12/12/2013

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

Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect In Redwood City

Shoppers in Redwood City are adjusting to a ban on plastic bags that went into effect on Tuesday, a city spokeswoman said.

10/01/2013

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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San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Restaurants Next Month

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.

09/13/2013

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

L.A. Joins San Francisco, San Jose In Banning Plastic Bags

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.

06/25/2013

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

California State Senate Rejects Plastic Bag Ban

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.

05/30/2013

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12 San Mateo County Cities Enact Plastic Bag Bans On Earth Day

A dozen San Mateo County cities celebrated Earth Day on Monday by implementing plastic bag bans.

04/22/2013

Bags of groceries in shopping cart (AP)

Alameda County Joins Plastic Bag Ban

Starting January 1, 2013, grocery stores and many other retailers in Alameda County will no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout.

12/29/2012

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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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Judge Upholds San Francisco’s Expanded Plastic Bag Ban

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.

09/13/2012

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