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Supermarkets May Have to Stop Using Plastic Bags by 2015

 
Supermarkets May Have to Stop Using Plastic Bags by 2015
Posted January 24th, 2014 @ 6:06pm by KFBK News

Those plastic bags you get at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies could be on their way out of California.

That's because a deal is said to be in the works which would enact a statewide ban on those disposable bags.  Nearly 100 California cities and counties already ban the plastic bags, but this latest compromise bill would require that the major supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies stop using the bags by July 2015 and smaller stores by 2016.

As part of the compromise $2 million would be available to help companies that produce the bags convert to making reusable bags.

No comment, so far, from the plastic bag industry.

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