04 Mar '12, 1pm

Plastic Bag Makers Challenge San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Bag Makers Challenge San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition challenged San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s decision to expand San Francisco’s plastic bag ban to cover most business. Those who brought the lawsuit argued that the City should have first performed an Environmental Impact Review. That may sound odd to TreeHugger readers who have read about the harmful impacts of plastic bags on the environment , especially the aquatic environment . But it will be up to the courts to decide whether the case has merit or whether to dismiss it, as the courts did with a similar case in Manhattan Beach last year. 5 years ago, San Francisco, was the first city in the U. S. to pass a plastic bag ban , but it focused at the time only on large grocery stores and pharmacies. Since then, other cities in California, such as San Jose, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles , as well as other cities around the world have enacted ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/plastic-ba...

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