Sep 30, 2014, 3:07 pm EST
California has passed a law that bans the use of plastic bags from grocery stores.
Gov. Jerry Brown passed a legislation to do so on Tuesday. Here are five things you should know about the California plastic bag ban:
Single-use plastic bags will no longer be carried by grocers.
Shoppers must now bring their own reusable bag or pay ten cents for a paper bag.
The move is meant to reduce pollution in “beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” according to Gov. Brown.
The American Progressive Bag Alliance is rallying to overturn the law via referendum on the 2016 ballot.
The group believes the law is a scam concocted by grocers and union bosses to rob consumers out of billions of dollars.
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Sep 26, 2014, 1:30 pm EST
The US Postal Service (USPS) wants to test its grocery delivery system nationwide.
The service has filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission for approval of a two-year test of a delivery system consisting of “groceries and other prepackaged goods.”
USPS said that the move could help it rake in between $10 million and $50 million a year. The grocery delivery service is currently being tested in partnership with Amazon (AMZN) in San Francisco. Read
Sep 25, 2014, 1:24 pm EST
Who will replace Eric Holder as the country’s next Attorney General?
Holder — who’s been in office since 2009 — will announce his resignation today and will retain the position until a successor is named.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considered to be the favorite to be the next Attorney General. He spoke of the importance of the position on Thursday but said he is not the right man for the job at the moment. Read