San Francisco Targets Single-Use Plastic Produce Bags

April 17, 2019, 2:17 PM

San Francisco, which enacted the nation’s first single-use plastic bag ban, wants to do the same for produce bags.

Stores selling produce that is bagged before a customer checks out would have to supply only compostable bags or recyclable paper bags, under the proposed ordinance introduced April 16.

The proposal also would increase from 10 cents to 25 cents the charge for checkout bags, which already have to be recyclable paper, compostable, or reusable. San Francisco was California’s first city to require charging for bags, Supervisor Vallie Brown (D) said in introducing the bill.

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