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California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags
California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags

California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags

RETAILER NEWS - Sep 8th 2014, 10:24

New York - California is on track to become the first state in the United States to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.  

Lawmakers passed the bill last week, and California governor Jerry Brown on Thursday said he would probably sign it into law.

The legislation would ban single-use plastic bags from supermarkets and drug stores in 2015 and from convenience and liquor stores in 2016. The bill would allow stores to charge 10 cents for paper or reusable bags.

More than 50 Californian cities already have similar laws in place, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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