plastic_bags.jpgRemember SF’s plastic bag ban; the one we instituted in 2007, preventing non-biodegradable plastic bags from use in large grocery and drug stores?

You probably already know that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi wanted to make the ban stricter, even as Assembly Bill 1998, which would’ve instituted a statewide ban, worked its way through our state legislature.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi refuses to take the news of the aforementioned AB1998 being shot down without unveiling his own form of retaliation, SFWeekly reports.

Mirkarimi’s proposed legislation would currently extend the plastic bag ban to all stores in SF while also levying a five cent fee on any paper bags given out to customers. According to Mirkarimi, Washington D.C also has a five-cent paper bag fee in place, which he also claims is working. But with the failure of a state bag ban, he’s now talking about increasing that nickel-per-bag fee, saying “Other jurisdictions said that’s too low.”

Seeing that many D.C residents were rooting for AB1998, it seems that the plastic bag battle is not yet over.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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