Add one more reason to your “why San Francisco is the coolest city in America” list. As of Tuesday, the city banned the use of plastic bags made from petroleum. The final approval that solidifies this ban is expected soon by mayor Gavin Newsom. Recyclable plastic bags made from cornstarch will likely replace them, but hopefully the use of canvas bags will also increase.
Ever since my move to Blufftonian (as I like to call it), I have endured the quizzical stares, blank responses, and downright confusion by asking for no double bags and the request to “put in as much stuff that will fit.” Finally, I did what any good environmentalist should have done years ago and started bringing my canvass bags to the store like I did in my 20’s. Now, people just think I live in Sun City, a 55+ community in the area, as the only other people I see in my canvas tribe are older than, well, me.