Mar 14 - SF Bag Ban Gaining Momentum

San Francisco's proposed ban on plastic bags has the support of the majority of the city's board of supervisors and its mayor, Gavin Newsom, reports NPR (See an earlier RN: Mar 9 - SF to Expand Anti-Plastic Bag Measure). NPR reporters found that the proposed ban had wide support in the city:

"Some experts say the bags are one of the biggest sources of pollution in the city...Judging from an unscientific survey of shoppers outside a large grocery store in San Francisco's Mission District, the proposed ban is a popular idea."

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If the measure were to pass it could generate considerable momentum in other cities for similiary measures, says NPR.

CAW and Plastic Bags: