Forward-thinking San Francisco will soon prohibit non-biodegradable plastic bags in large grocery stores and pharmacies. The city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to ban the bags. Most plastic bags are made from polyethylene, which is derived from oil. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who authored the bill, said San Franciscans use nearly 200 million non-biodegradable plastic bags a year, which translates to 450,000 gallons of oil and 1,400 tons of landfill trash. Americans toss 100 million bags a year! Reuse! Recycle! Use canvas!
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