Press Releases for Prevent Waste

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SF Environment Press Release
October 1st marks the start of the checkout bag ordinance and the kickoff of a major grass roots campaign to educate San Francisco shoppers.
SF Environment Press Release
A San Francisco Superior Court judge this afternoon upheld the validity of a local ordinance extending San Francisco's ban on non-compostable plastic checkout bags to all retail stores and food establishments, and imposing a 10-cent charge on other bags provided to consumers. The ruling by Judge Teri L. Jackson, which she delivered verbally from the bench this afternoon pending a forthcoming written decision, clears the way for San Francisco to begin enforcing the ordinance, as planned, beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

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