Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

January 26, 2005

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San Fran Commission Urges Grocery Bag Fee

San Francisco — The San Francisco Commission on the Environment has unanimously approved a proposal recommending that the city charge residents 17 cents for each plastic or paper bag that they take home from larger grocery stores.

"As a result of the commission’s action, a private agency will be hired to analyze the impact of shopping bags on the city’s budget and its environment and examine the impact of a bag fee on low-income people and large families," reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The report is expected at the end of April.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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