09 Dec '11, 12pm

2 More Calif. Cities Ban Plastic Bags

The cities of Sunnyvale and Monterey in California recently passed legislation to ban plastic shopping bags, while San Francisco, the first city to adopt such an ordinance, is considering strengthening its own regulations. Photo: Flickr/currybet Find your local recycling solution for plastic bags Plastic bag bans are making headlines in California again this week, with two more cities passing ordinances to restrict plastic shopping bags and San Francisco considering strengthening its existing legislation. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale will ban plastic bags, beginning next June, in large grocery stores and retailers, while exempting restaurants and nonprofit organizations, the San Jose Mercury News reports. To encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags on their shopping trips, stores will charge 10 cents per paper bag distributed – a fee that will incr...

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#Seattle officially banned plastic bags yesterday & put a 5-cent fee on paper. Thoughts?

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earth911.com 20 Dec '11, 8pm

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