California to ban all plastic bags at ports

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California is considering a new law that would ban all containers in its borders.

The ban would be the first major change in state policy to target plastic bags since a similar measure was enacted in Hawaii in 2016.

It would also apply to food and other goods being transported through California ports.

California already has a similar ban on all plastic containers, which is currently in place for food and beverage containers, and the new law would make California the first state to do so for all bags, according to an official with the state Department of Food and Agriculture.

The bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Mark Farrell (D, San Diego), and has bipartisan support.

It will go to a vote in the Assembly on Wednesday.

“The overwhelming majority of Californians have been saying, ‘enough is enough’ with the plastic bags,” said state Assemblyman Dan Maass, a Democrat.

“The people have spoken and they want us to be able to stop them.”

The California Department of Transportation says the ban will save the state an estimated $3.3 billion over the next five years.