Paper or plastic? 

For San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the answer should be neither.

Mirkarimi led San Francisco’s ban on plastic bags at large grocery stores and pharmacies.

At Tuesday’s board meeting, he proposed new legislation that would require those stores to offer a 10-cent rebate as an incentive for people to bring their own bags, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The new ordinance calls for fines from $100 to $500 for retailers who fail to provide the 10-cent rebate, according to the article.

What’s your take? Is this going too far? Is this too much for cities to worry about right now? Or is it a justified ordinance that will have a positive impact on the public?

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