California May Impose a Plastic Bag Ban: Is it a Good Idea or Too Tough?

California may soon be the first state in the country to impose a strict ban on plastic bags. The "green" law is intended to encourage shoppers at grocery, convenience and other stores to bring along their own reusable totes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. If they don't have a tote, they could either buy a reusable bag or choose paper bags, available for a minimum 5-cent fee. Stores couldn't hand out paper bags for free. Californians use19 billion plastic bags every year. While...Full Story
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