California’s legislature has introduced a new bill to phase out single-use plastic grocery bags statewide. Senate Bill 270, introduced by Sens. Alex Padilla and Kevin de Leon, would prohibit supermarkets and drug stores from distributing single-use plastic grocery bags; allow a 10-cent minimum charge for recycled-content paper, reusable and (in some jurisdictions) compostable bags; and place minimum standards on reusable bags. Proponents say the bill would reduce plastic bag ... Freemium Content

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