Ban on Plastic Bags Broadened in San Francisco
by Ashley Schiller on May 22nd, 2008
Post a comment San Francisco’s unique plastic bag ban extended Tuesday to include pharmacies operating five or more locations in the city, according to NBC.
The ordinance went into effect in November, first banning grocery stores from giving customers non-biodegradable plastic bags. The stores must use recyclable paper bags, reusable bags, or bio-plastic bags made of corn or potato starch.
Now the ban also applies to multiple-location pharmacies such as Walgreens, Longs and Rite Aid.
According to the article, San Francisco’s ban is the first of its kind in the country.
To learn where you can recycle plastic bags in your area, use Earth 911’s recycling locator.