California institutes a statewide plastic bag ban, forcing consumers to purchase packaging which retailers formerly offered for free. While many environmental groups hailed the decision, other activists note that San Francisco's ban had a consequence of 50 percent rise greenhouse gasses as a result of paper bag production.

California institutes a statewide plastic bag ban, forcing consumers to purchase packaging which retailers formerly offered for free. While many environmental groups hailed the decision, other activists note that San Francisco's ban had a consequence of 50 percent rise greenhouse gasses as a result of paper bag production.

San Francisco's Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance (bag ban) - starts October 1, 2012

San Francisco's Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance (bag ban) - starts October 1, 2012

Plastic Bag Waste

Plastic Bag Waste

Today LA became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags! More about plastic bag laws at PlasticBagLaws.org Image courtesy of flickr.com/photos/pixelhut/2335141565/

Today LA became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags! More about plastic bag laws at PlasticBagLaws.org Image courtesy of flickr.com/photos/pixelhut/2335141565/

.    "We need to move on to address the larger issues in San Francisco," Jew said shortly before he voted against the ordinance.    Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, who introduced amendments this month that will subject pharmacy chains to the legislation, said many large businesses in San Francisco already participate in recycling programs.

. "We need to move on to address the larger issues in San Francisco," Jew said shortly before he voted against the ordinance. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, who introduced amendments this month that will subject pharmacy chains to the legislation, said many large businesses in San Francisco already participate in recycling programs.

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