BYOB: S.F. Can Ban Plastic Bags at all Stores, Judge Rules

Say what you want to about Ross Mirkarimi as a husband, but the beleaguered pol has won some righteous battles, most recently the city's fight to ban plastic bags.

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has finally ruled that the city can — and will  — impose a blanket ban those Earth-unfriendly plastic bags shoppers use to cart their goods from retail stores. In addition to banning plastic bags, San Francisco merchants can also slap shoppers with a 10-cent fee for every paper bag they use.

So starting Oct. 1, here are your shopping options: Pay a dime for the paper bag, or do what any self-respecting S.F. environmentalist would do and bring your own!

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