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Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

November 18, 2014

One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that's drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well. According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following year. Als...

Bag the impractical ban

Aldo Ramírez

October 28, 2014

A new legislative bill in California will ban single-use carryout bags. As of July 1, 2015, large grocery chain stores and pharmacies will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout bags to customers, with the assumption that this ban will benefit the environment. A year later, on July 1, 2016, the ban will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores. Thanks to the signific...

Editorial: California says ‘no thanks’ to plastic bags

Torrey Spoerer

October 28, 2014

Ever since its invention in the mid 1960s by Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, plastic bags were embraced by American shoppers as convenient, easily disposable one-time carryalls. That’s all about to change though for Californians statewide, after State Gov. Jerry Brown approved and signed State Bill SB-270 on Sept. 23. Starting in July 2015, large grocery stores, p...

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