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  • SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles

    July 13, 2012 7:18 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles. City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install... more »
  • Calif. Moves to Ban Plastic Bags at Grocery Stores

    June 2, 2010 10:51 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It could soon cost California shoppers at the checkout aisle if they forget to bring their own bags to the grocery store. Legislation passed Wednesday by the California Assembly would prohibit grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags. It would... more »
  • Plastic bags in US - to pay or not to pay?

    February 22, 2010 7:58 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades the standard question at U.S. grocery store check-out counters has been "Paper or Plastic?" But since January, consumers in the U.S. capital have faced a different question: "Will you pay 5 cents for a bag?" Europeans have long accepted the idea of providing their own... more »

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