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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 05:03 PM

22. Jerry Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags

 

Single-use plastic bags will be banned starting July 1, 2015 from California supermarkets
On July 1, 2016, the ban will extend to convenience and liquor stores

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies.

“This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” Brown said in a statement. “We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”

“This is a compromise,” Brown said during the debate. “It’s taking into account the needs of the environment, and the needs of the economy and the needs of the grocers.”

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