Retailer Fight In Store For Calif. Plastic Bag Ban

Law360, San Diego (January 23, 2013, 9:57 PM EST) -- A new California lawmaker proposed Tuesday to outlaw plastic bags in grocery stores across the state, but experts say the measure could face stiff resistance from retailers and bag manufacturers concerned it might set a precedent for other states.

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, introduced a measure seeking to bar most grocery stores from providing single-use plastic bags to customers by January 2015, claiming it would curtail ocean and beach pollution. The measure, A.B. 158, would extend the ban to convenience food stores, food marts and...
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