Calif. Court Backs San Francisco's Ban On Plastic Bags

Law360, San Diego (September 14, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A California state court on Wednesday upheld San Francisco’s ordinance that bans plastic bags in all retail stores and food establishments and requires them to charge customers a 10-cent fee to provide paper or other environmentally friendly bags.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson issued a verbal order rejecting plastic-bag makers’ challenge to the ordinance, finding that the city complied with the state’s environmental statute and that the California Retail Food Safety Act did not preempt the local measure, according to Jim Emery, deputy city...
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