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Davis Plastic Bag Ban Begins Tuesday

Jae C. Hong / AP
 

Jae C. Hong / AP

If you are shopping in Davis you're encouraged to bring your own resuable bag. If you don't, stores will be required to charge you a minimum 10-cent fee for each paper or resuable bag. 

The bag ban includes grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and mini-marts.

Restaurants are not required to charge the fee for paper or reusable bags used for take-out food.

The Davis City Council adopted the ordinance in November 2013.

Environmental groups say single-use plastic bags litter streets and waterways and harm wildlife. 

More than 100 California cities and counties have similar bans.

Bills to create a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in California have failed in recent legislative sessions. 

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Ed Joyce

Former All Things Considered Anchor & Reporter

Ed Joyce is a former reporter and All Things Considered news anchor at Capital Public Radio. Ed is a veteran journalist with experience in a variety of news positions across all media platforms, including radio, television, web and print.   Read Full Bio 

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