San Francisco Bans Plastic Bags

SAN FRANCISCO Supermarkets here that do more than $2 million in annual sales and pharmacies with more than five locations will have to switch to biodegradable or recyclable bags in place of the plastic bags they currently offer under an ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors in a 10-1 vote last week. The ordinance is scheduled to come up for a second, procedural vote next Tuesday, after which

SAN FRANCISCO — Supermarkets here that do more than $2 million in annual sales and pharmacies with more than five locations will have to switch to biodegradable or recyclable bags in place of the plastic bags they currently offer under an ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors in a 10-1 vote last week.

The ordinance is scheduled to come up for a second, procedural vote next Tuesday, after which Mayor Gavin Newsom has indicated he will sign it; 30 days later it will become

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