SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A county supervisor here has proposed a ban on all plastic and other non-recyclable bags at grocery and drug stores.
According to the Sacramento Business Journal, Roger Dickinson is seeking passage of an ordinance that would require supermarkets to offer recyclable bags within six months, while large drug stores would have a year to make the change. Failure to comply would result in fines ranging from $100 to $500 per citation, up to $600 depending on the number of violations.
"This is not about more regulation for business," the newspaper quoted Dickinson as saying. "This is about protecting our environment and stopping the waste of taxpayer dollars in cleaning up these bags every year."
San Francisco has already outlawed plastic bags at supermarkets and drug stores.
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