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The Associated Press reports that a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee has approved a proposal that would “charge shoppers 10 cents per bag at the grocery store. That charge would jump to 25 cents after two years.”

The fee schedule would be for both plastic and paper bags, and while there would be exceptions for things like food takeout containers and dry cleaning bags, it would apply to all retail stores.

San Francisco already has a ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarket and drug store chains.

The full Board of Supervisors will take up the matter next week. If passed, the fees would go into effect in July 2013.
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