Supes support plastic bag ban loophole closure 

The Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a resolution Tuesday that calls on the director of the Department of Environment to close a loophole in the plastic bag ban that has some businesses using thicker plastic bags and saying that brings them into compliance with the law, qualifying as reusable bags.

That didn’t sit well with the author of the plastic bag ban, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who introduced the legislation to close the loophole.

The board “requests the director of the Department of the Environment to promulgate new, or amend existing, regulations to ensure that reusuable bags are suitably durable, and do not contribute to the landfill waste stream,” the legislation said.

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