Plastic Bag Bans Sweep Cities Across Nation

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The eco-burden of plastic bags

Even though California wasn’t able to pass its statewide tax on plastic bags, plenty of its municipalities have gone ahead and imposed bans or taxes anyways. They’re outlawed in cities like San Francisco and Fairfax, and many other cities — Los Angeles, San Jose, etc — are already forging their own bans. And that’s just California: Plastic bag bans are slated to take effect in just a few months in cities in Texas, Alaska, and Hawaii. It looks like the plastic shopping bag is on its way out — unless one group has its way…

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