Calif. Appeals Court Upholds Plastic Bag Ban in San Francisco

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|  Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014  |  Updated 8:51 AM PDT
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California appeals court has upheld San Francisco's ban on single-use plastic bags that can serve as a precedent for other cases.
 
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 1st District Court of Appeal issued its ruling last month and published it Friday as precedent binding on lower courts. The ordinance was passed in February 2012 and prohibits plastic bags that can be used only once and requires stores to charge 10 cents for recyclable plastic or paper bags.

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  A lawsuit by Save the Plastic Bag Coalition said plastic bags took more energy to produce than plastic and take up more space in landfills.
 
Similar measures have been adopted in about 50 cities and counties in California and have survived legal challenges. The state Supreme Court upheld a plastic-bag ban in 2011.

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