San Francisco looks to bag paper, not just plastic
Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 2:50 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — In a city that has already banned plastic shopping sacks, there is a new target: paper bags.San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday introduced legislation, so stores can reduce the number of bags provided at checkout.
The ordinance, if passed, would require retailers to offer a 10-cent rebate to customers who use reusable sacks.
If the stores fail to comply, they could face fines from $100 to $500.
Mirkarimi says the legislation would help save a chunk of the 14 million trees chopped down each year to make paper bags.
The ordinance would affect some 135 large grocery stores and pharmacies within city limits.
Can't wait for the next volley SF is going to do, how about banning Cars, or maybe cardboard boxes. They is way to wacko.....