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Trash in Coyote Creek

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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San Francisco Supes Delay Vote On Shopping Bag Fee

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday delayed a vote on instituting a checkout bag fee, out of concern about a lack of outreach to small businesses that would be affected.

12/06/2011

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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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/26/2011

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Marin County Supervisors Approve Ban On Plastic Bags

The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a ban on plastic bags at grocery stores in unincorporated areas starting in 2012.

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011

Bags of groceries in shopping cart (AP)

Marin Holds Off On Banning Plastic Bags

Marin County Supervisors were ready to ban plastic grocery bags, until they caught wind of some possible legal trouble.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/05/2011

Reusable Grocery Bags (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Reusable Grocery Bags Raise Health Concern

A recent advertisement that may have some consumers worried: A reusable grocery bag wrapped in police tape along with a warning that reusable bags can contain lead and harbor bacteria.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/22/2010

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