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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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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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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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