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Checkout bag ordinance starts October 1

Caterina Fake

San Francisco is enacting a ordinance plastic checkout bag ban to include all retail establishments (stores) and adding a charge on allowed checkout bags (certified compostable bags, recycled paper bags, or reusable bags). There will be a minimum 10c charge for all bags in the store. This has been shown to reduce bag use by 70-90%.

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  • Paris Marron

    The City of Santa Monica recently did the same thing and I have to say I think it's great at changing consumer behavior. It took everyone a little time to get used to, but everyone's bringing reuseable bags in my hood these days!

  • Chanel Kim

    I know they do this in Korea and Europe, it makes sense. Nice move SF!