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Environment

Local Clean-Up Efforts Find Fewer Plastic Bags One Year After California's Ban

November 13, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data show a significant dip in plastic trash.

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State Government

Could Sodas Be The New Plastic Bags?

November 3, 2016 | Ben Bradford

A political consultant sees the campaign against soda following the same blueprint as environmentalists who opposed the use of disposable plastic bags in grocery stores.

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PolitiFact California

What’s In The Calif. Bag Fee For The Environment? Opponents: ‘Not One Penny’

October 3, 2016 | Chris Nichols

The No on 67 campaign says Proposition 67's mandatory 10-cent charge on bags would be a tax and won't go toward funding environmental protections. Is the claim accurate? Does any money from the charge go to environmental causes?

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State Government

Plastic Industry's Unusual Strategy Against California's Bag Ban

December 9, 2015 | Ben Bradford

Californians could see two plastic bag measures on next November’s ballot.

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Little Bags Left Out Of Big Bag Ordinance

September 8, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

The City of Sacramento wants to change an ordinance that would ban plastic grocery bags starting next year because the new law does not make it clear that small bags are exempt.

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State Government

Plastic Bag Ban Headed To Ballot

February 24, 2015 | Katie Orr

Opponents of the California state-wide plastic bag ban have collected enough signatures to put the law to a test on the ballot. The announcement was made Tuesday.

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