Friday, March 2, 2012

Plastic Bag Ban San Francisco

  • SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--San Franciscos ban on plastic bags is being challenged in court on the grounds that the city needed to examine the environmental impacts of imposing such a ban, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
  • (KRON4)
  • Shoppers in San Francisco will have to pay 10 cents per bag and more retailers are now banned from handing out plastic bags under a proposal approved Tuesday by the citys Board of Supervisors.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • San Francisco's decision to not do a lengthy and costly environmental review of the possible impacts of its ban on plastic bags could imperil the law if a new lawsuit is successful.
  • (San Francisco Examiner)
  • When the first plastic bag ban was enacted in Texas and Mexico City have all banned the bags. In the U.S., San Francisco was the first city to ban them in 2007, almost 30 years after they became widely used in major grocery store chains.
  • (Pegasus News)
  • The coalition says it will sue San Francisco and has already sued Santa Cruz counties that have not prepared an EIR before implementing the ban and for banning plastic bags at restaurants and other food establishments.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • I've been meaning to write about the Alameda County Waste Management Authority's plastic San Francisco, San Jose, Sunyvale, Palo Alto and Millbrae) in moving forward on this issue.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • On February 21, the city released the environmental documents necessary to proceed with a ban on plastic bags at all retail establishments Santa Monica, San Francisco-- city and county-- and Los Angeles County.
  • (San Diego weekly Reader)
  • According to a recent article in The Huffington Post, San Franciscos Board of Supervisors UNANIMOUSLY expanded their plastic shopping bag ban to include all retail stores throughout this historic waterfront city.
  • (Patch)

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