San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are once again out of the gates before the rest of the nation. They’ve voted to ban petroleum based plastic bags in their city. These bags are a nuisance and they never breakdown so they sit in landfills for perpetuity.
This laws means that stores grocery and drug stores must either find a plastic bag alternative or switch to paper. Paper bags and cardboard boxes may be an option as well as encouraging customers to bring their own bags. A couple of stores are already charging folks if they want plastic bags. There are corn based bags on the market which are a bit more expensive but they are biodegradable.
Only stores of a certain size will be affected. They’ll have 6 months to complete the switch.