Berkeley City Council to consider moving forward with plastic bag ban

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Berkeley City Council is considering banning plastic bags in the city of Berkeley.

Single-use plastic bags might as well be an endangered species in Alameda County. Berkeley City Council is set to consider an item at its Tuesday meeting that would “initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses” that the council is seriously considering adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags.
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CALPIRG campaigns to ban plastic bags statewide

CALPIRG used a giant signable tote bag inscribed with the pun “We are totes ready” Wednesday to help gather signatures and raise awareness for “Bag Free Week” —  part of the group’s ongoing campaign to ban plastic bags across California. The event was intended to gain signatures for a petition
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City Council moves toward expanding recycling practices

In an effort to reduce its plastic waste output, Berkeley City Council is looking into increasing the scope of the city’s recycling practices. At its meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted unanimously to refer the Zero Waste Commission to investigate the possibility of expanding the type of plastic that the
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Berkeley moving forward with tougher plastic bag ban

Following approval from the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night, the city of Berkeley will look into drafting a city ordinance that would expand Alameda County’s recently-passed plastic bag ban. “We want the city manager to come back (to) us with a plastic bag ordinance that would be stronger,” said Anthony
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