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Plastic Bag Ban Pitts Manufacturers Against Grocers

Plastic bag manufactures have raised $6.1 million to overturn California’s plastic bag ban, while its supporters including Albertsons Safeway and the California Grocers Association have raised about $1.4 million. In November, California voters will decide if they want to repeal the law — the first statewide ban on single use plastic … Read more »

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Industry Attacks San Francisco’s Styrofoam Ban

Some industry groups expressed concern over San Francisco’s newly adopted Styrofoam ban, the most extensive in the US.

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Plastic Bag Ban On Hold

Plastic bag manufacturers and other opponents of California’s single-use plastic bag ban have submitted what they say are enough signatures for a referendum on the ban, essentially putting the law on hold. In October 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the statewide law — the first in the US — that institutes … Read more »

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Grocers Support Plastic Bag Ban

The California Grocers Association, along with other business, labor and environmental groups, has voiced its support for a ban on single-use plastic bags at all supermarkets, convenience stores and liquor stores in California, Supermarket News reports. A similar proposal fell short by three votes last year in the state senate. … Read more »