Plastic Bag Ban Update: Gap

union square This is my small world: kind of oddly upset that Gap gave me clothes in a plastic bag, and that none of the retail workers knew what the f** I was talking about- SF’s plastic bag ban. Heck, even Walgreens is giving me stuff in a paper bag (when I can’t cram it in my purse). This was Gap Kids in Union Square.

6 Comments so far

  1. fletch on September 17th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    …none of the retail workers knew what the f** I was talking about- SF’s plastic bag ban…

    That’s probably because plastic bags are only banned at "pharmacies and large grocery stores." Retail and even corner grocery/liquor stores can still use plastic.

    On this topic though, the Walgreen’s at Castro and 24th still uses plastic bags. They’re just a different kind of plastic. I imagine the same is true for other locations. Loophole in the law, or what?

  2. Anna (sf_anna) on September 17th, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

    Walgreens on North Point switched- cashier said that some stores hadn’t used up their supply yet, which makes sense. The type of store thing sounds wrong. Cole Hardware embraced the no-plastic bag ban. Gap should too, imho. It’s the spirit of the thing.

  3. seven on September 20th, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

    Poorly written law allows Walgreens to use thick plastic bags, because they are considered reusable. Don’t blame Walgreens, blame stupidvisor Ross Mirkarimi for his poorly worded legislation. Idiot.

  4. seven on September 20th, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

    Of course, I’m calling Mirkarimi the idiot. Just didn’t want it misinterpreted. :-)

  5. Lil Mike (sf_mike) on September 22nd, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

    I think there’s some strange city bias against Walgreens. Years ago Walgreens was banned from carrying liquor and beer…

    Now indeed your supervisors, who created the half-assed ban the bag law, are now out to prevent Walgreens from selling cigarettes, yet any gas station or liquor store or even a large Safeway can ( as long as they are not tucked into a plastic bag I suppose). Whatever…

    Focus people… Focus!!!

  6. langstonian on September 23rd, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

    The ban only applies to large supermarket and drugstore chains. There are no plans that I know of to apply the law to retailers such as the Gap.

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