SAN FRANCISCO -- Supermarkets and other retail businesses here doing more than $2 million in annual sales will have to switch to biodegradable or recyclable bags in place of the plastic bags they currently offer within six months under an ordinance passed 10-1 by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Those who fail to comply will face fines of up to $500 per violation. The new law requires retailers to use bags that are reusable or made of recyclable paper or plastic that can be composted. ...
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