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

Industry Referendum Delays California’s Plastic Bag Ban Until November

Tuesday was supposed to be the last day for plastic grocery bags in California, but an industry-financed referendum has delayed the ban until after next November’s election.

06/30/2015

A shopper leaves with her groceries from Trader Joe's. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Recall Of Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Sausage Due To Plastic In Packages

Trader Joe’s customers who bought the chain’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage are urged to throw it out amid concerns plastic may have made its way into the packages.

04/22/2015

Plastic straws picked up from the beaches in Bolinas over the span of a week in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Heather Itzla)

San Anselmo High School Students Urge Restaurants To Stop Using Plastic Straws

The “Straws Upon Request” campaign aims to replace plastic straws with compostable paper straws in an effort to help the environment.

03/25/2015

Plastic grocery bags are piled into a grocery cart. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 Ballot

The secretary of state’s office says a referendum seeking to repeal California’s statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

02/24/2015

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San Jose Group Offers Environmentally-Friendly Living Christmas Tree Rentals

If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays, here’s an idea: rent one. A San Jose group is offering potted trees to people concerned about the environment.

12/19/2014

Bottle of Pepsi's Aquafina water sits on a shelf next to other brands of bottled water at a store. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Supervisors Question Implementation Of San Francisco’s Plastic Water-Bottle Ban

Amending San Francisco’s plastic water bottle ban was the subject of a recent Board of Supervisors’ hearing. As of October 1st, events with access to onsite water have been prohibited from selling bottled water.

10/10/2014

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

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey Shows Shift Towards Cashless Society Driven By Millennials

When it comes to making small purchases, Americans prefer cash over plastic, but according to a new survey that’s likely to change.

09/01/2014

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Plastic Debris In Ocean May Not Be As Widespread As Environmentalists Thought

A better report on the health of the oceans announces there is not a massive amount of plastic floating on the ocean, contrary to public perception for the last few decades. It may have been eaten by fish, decomposed, or never existed.

07/01/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ban Sale Of Bottled Water In Unanimous Vote

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of bottled water on public property.

03/04/2014

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