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San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban plastic bags

By kml     Mar 28, 2007 in Environment
San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to ban plastic bags from large supermarkets to help promote recycling
It is been informed all super markets and drug stores would not use plastic bags hence forth. Being San Francisco the first city in U.S. to follow this. It is expected to spread all around U.S. to implement the same without waiting for the federal government to announce.
Since this helps to avoid the environmental pollution. "The city's Department of the Environment said San Francisco uses 181 million plastic grocery bags annually. Plans dating back a decade to encourage recycling of the bags have largely failed, with shoppers returning just one percent of bags," said department spokesman Mark Westland.
This ban would save 450,000 gallons of oil a year and remove the need to send 1,400 tons of debris now sent annually to land fills.
Mayor Gavin Newsom who has to approve this says it is bit sensitive but there are major chances to sign it.
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