San Francisco Ban on Plastic Bags Takes Effect Today

A ban on traditional plastic bags that was passed by the Board of Supervisors here in March takes effect today.

SAN FRANCISCO — A ban on traditional plastic bags that was passed by the Board of Supervisors here in March takes effect today. The ban applies to all full-line, self-service supermarkets with gross annual sales of $2 million or more; smaller supermarkets are exempt. The law will be extended in six months to cover drug stores with at least five locations under a single ownership within the city here. To comply with the law, some supermarkets here have eliminated plastic altogether in favor of

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