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San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban

Aaron Sankin

Is Your Tote Bag Poisoning You? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.08.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Is your tote bag making you sick? A research paper published last year by professors at the University of Pennsylvania and George ...

San Francisco Sued Over Landmark Policy

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.02.2012 | San Francisco

A measure passed earlier this year by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors largely banning the use of plastic bags by city retailers is being challe...

Neither Paper Nor Plastic: City Expands Shopping Bag Ban

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed an expansion of the city's historic restrictions on plastic shopping bags. Whi...

Will San Francisco Charge Consumers A Fee To Use Shopping Bags?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

The question "paper or plastic" is already more or less a moot point in San Francisco -- the 2007 passage of a partial ban on plastic bags in the city...

Plastic Bag Bans Push Consumers To Use Paper, Making Cities Reconsider Ban

The New York Times | SABRA CHARTRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three years ago, San Francisco was the first city in the country to ban the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag, but it was quickly followed by Palo Alto ...