Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Plastic grocery bags banned in San Francisco

San Fransisco will become the first U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags. The mayor is expected to sign the ban after the law approved it 10-1. The petroleum based plastic bags are blamed for littering streets and choking marine life. Grocers argue that plastic bags made of products that break down, reusable cloth or recycled paper can be used.

San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule if Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected.


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