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California Becomes 1st State To Ban Single-Use Plastic BagsGov. 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.
Plastic Bag Ban At Walnut Creek Stores Takes Effect ThursdayStarting 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.
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.
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.
San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Restaurants Next MonthStarting next month, the City of San Francisco is expanding its ban on plastic bags to thousands of restaurants that offer take out and delivery.
L.A. Joins San Francisco, San Jose In Banning Plastic BagsLos 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.
California State Senate Rejects Plastic Bag BanThe 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.
12 San Mateo County Cities Enact Plastic Bag Bans On Earth DayA dozen San Mateo County cities celebrated Earth Day on Monday by implementing plastic bag bans.
North Bay Politician Pushing For Statewide Ban Of Plastic Shopping BagsAssemblyman 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.
Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Alameda CountyWith 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.
Santa Cruz Set To Ban Plastic Bags For To-Go Food In RestaurantsSanta Cruz was set to be among the first counties in the state to ban restaurants from using plastic bags for to-go food.
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.
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