The plastic grocery bag is fighting for its crinkly life.
From the city of San Francisco to Los Angeles County, more than a dozen local governments around the state have proposed or passed plastic-bag restrictions, ranging from recycling mandates to outright bans.
Now, a proposal in the Legislature would put a 25-cent fee on all disposable bags paper or plastic given out at drug and grocery store check stands starting Jan. 1, 2010. It has won key support from the grocery and retail industries and faces its next legislative step today.
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