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

California Becomes 1st State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

09/30/2014

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

Plastic Bag Ban At Walnut Creek Stores Takes Effect Thursday

Starting Thursday, customers at Walnut Creek retailers will have to bring a reusable bag or pay 10 cents for a paper bag to carry their purchases as the city’s plastic bag ban takes effect.

09/18/2014

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

Sonoma County Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect; Statewide Ban Bill Sits On Governor’s Desk

Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.

09/01/2014

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

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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

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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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Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Alameda County

With the new year, Alameda County joins other parts of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose, and San Mateo, that have already established similar ordinances.

01/01/2013

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