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Lawsuit Challenges San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban

San Francisco’s ban on plastic bags is being challenged in court on the grounds that the city needed to examine the environmental impacts of imposing such a ban, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

03/02/2012

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San Francisco Sued Over Plastic Bag Ban

San Francisco is being sued over its recently expanded ban on plastic bags.

03/01/2012

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1 Million Gallons Of Trash Flow Into SF Bay Every Year

The equivalent of 100,000 kitchen trash bags full of garbage flows into the San Francisco Bay from storm drains every year, according to a study released Thursday.

02/17/2012

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San Francisco Supes Approve Shopping Bag Fee, Expand Plastic Bag Ban

A proposal to institute a fee for each paper bag provided at a store in San Francisco and also expand the city’s ban on plastic bags was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

02/08/2012

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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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Opponents Sue Over Plastic Bag Ban in Marin

Buying groceries in unincorporated Marin County? You won’t be taking your goodies home in a plastic bag anymore, because of a plastic bag ban now in effect.

01/02/2012

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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

Reusable grocery bags at a Whole Foods Market. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Supports Mandatory Charge On Paper Grocery Bags

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee supports a proposed mandatory charge on paper bags provided at store check-out counters and has called it a good way to “modify behavior.”

11/29/2011

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Santa Clara County Approves Plastic Bag Ban

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved an ordinance that bans plastic bags and most single-use paper bags in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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