An expansion of the plastic bag ban that has been enforced in San Francisco since 2009 went into effect on Monday.
The ban has been expanded to include all retailers and restaurants, which must charge at least 10 cents to customers who want a paper or reusable bag. Businesses get to keep the profits. There are some exemptions, including bags used for bulk items or loose produce, or to wrap meat or fish, and bags that contain prescription drugs.
Mission Local asked neighborhood residents: “What do you think about the newly expanded plastic bag ban and the 10-cent charge for paper bags?”