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April 01, 2009

Palo Alto passes shopping bag ban; lawsuit looms

San Jose Mercury News 3.17.09

"Paper or reusable?" is the question Palo Alto shoppers will face at grocery checkout counters beginning in September.

The city council Monday night voted 7-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarkets in hopes of reducing the stream of harmful litter in local creeks and the San Francisco Bay.

Our Take: Following in San Francisco's footsteps, Palo Alto bans plastic bags at supermarkets, effective Sep. 18. We like their commitment to reducing consumption, however it's fees - not bans - that are the best way to go. Ireland's PlasTax reduced plastic bag consumption by 90% in its first year alone.

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