San Fran Bag Ban

The Pope gets bagged

Strangely enough, San Fran is no plastic city, as discussed previously.

San Francisco Passes Plastic-Bag Ban | World Latest | Guardian Unlimited
City leaders approved a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule if Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected.
The law, approved 10-1, requires large markets and drug stores to offer customers bags made of paper that can be recycled, plastic that breaks down easily enough to be made into compost, or reusable cloth.

Newsom supported the measure. The switch is scheduled to take effect in six months for grocery stores and in one year for pharmacies.

I'm positive the California Grocers Association and the American Plastic Council, and all their friends and colleagues, are strategizing at this very moment; discussing feverishly how to over-turn the bill.

As a study in coastal contrasts, Pathmark already offers cloth bags.

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