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Bill doesn’t lift prohibition on plastic bag bans but does allow pilot programs

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A pilot program is a small step — but it is a step forward nonetheless, critics of disposable plastic shopping bags said Wednesday. A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that allows coastal communities to create a 2-1/2-year pilot program to regulate or ban plastic bags. Critics say plastic bags become litter that choke waterways and often are eaten by sea turtles and other marine life because they look like jellyfish. California enacted a statewide ban in 2014. But…

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