A judge heard industry's case against Oakland's bag ban today and is expected to give a ruling soon. A consortium of plastic bag manufacturers this summer moved to block the City of Oakland's plastic bag ban, which was modelled after San Francisco's and was supposed to go into effect this month. Ordinance co-author, Council member Nancy Nadel, said in a press release that:
"the tide is turning internationally against the plastic bag glut in our environment, and Oakland will not be intimidated against doing our part to switch to reusable bags."
CAW and Plastic Bags: