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News - January 30, 2013

Woodside joins ban on plastic bags at checkout counters

by Dave Boyce

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will join other local towns and follow the lead of San Mateo County government in banning single-use plastic bags at retail checkout counters starting on Earth Day (April 22, 2013). Retailers may continue to use plastic bags for certain items, such as food to go, prescription drugs and produce. Customers without bags of their own will pay 10 cents for a paper bag.

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