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June 8, 2012

Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

New York -- Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

The ban was passed by the city council in a surprise move that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denounced as “ludicrous,” The Globe and Mail reported.

The vote bans plastic bags, including biodegradable ones, from Toronto vendors starting in 2013. But the mayor predicted the ban will face a legal challenge.

May 29, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

New York -- The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

The council voted to phase out plastic bags during the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.

December 1, 2008

Canadian supermarket operators and city officials reportedly agreed on Tuesday to a plan introducing legislation...

January 15, 2008

Cambridge, Mass. Metabolix, Inc., a bioscience company...

December 31, 2007

Metabolix, Cambridge, Mass., announced last month that Target had rolled out biodegradable gift cards...

November 20, 2007

New Jersey would...

June 22, 2006

New York City, ...