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California State Assembly Approves Plastic Bag Ban

California could become the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. (Photo by Keng Susumpow, via Flickr)

California looks poised to become the first state to pass a plastic bag ban. Senate Bill 270, which passed out of the Assembly on a 44-29 vote, would phase out single-use plastic bags starting in 2015. A vote on the issue failed earlier this week, but it’s now expected to move through the Senate.

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