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California Bans Plastic Bags

California today became the first state to outlaw plastic bags after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the ban into law. SB270 prohibits stores from providing disposable plastic grocery bags to shoppers, and requires them to charge for paper bags. The bill, which proponents called a national model, represents a step toward elimination of the plastic checkout bags which have been a …

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NYC’s Plastic Bag Bill Is Back

Five years ago the NYC Council rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s bill that would tax consumers six cents every time a store gave them a plastic bag. Tomorrow a new version of the bill will be introduced, this time by Council members themselves. The bill has seven co-sponsors but has yet to earn the support of Christine Quinn, who as Council speaker …

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