Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
A subcommittee will discuss the proposed ban at a meeting today. Under the proposal, single-use plastic shopping bags would no longer be allowed at large grocery and convenience stores.
Grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies would be banned from giving out single-use plastic bags under legislation being considered in the state Legislature.
That familiar crinkle shoppers hear at the grocery store may become a thing of the past in Sacramento with the city considering banning plastic bags.
One of the greenest communities in Northern California is pulling back from a recent statewide environmental push to ban plastic bags.