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Bag bans coming to San Mateo, Calif., and Barrington, R.I.


WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 12:05 p.m. ET) — San Mateo County has become the eighth county in California to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the unincorporated areas of their jurisdictions. In the Northeast, a ban on plastic bags in Barrington, R.I., will go into effect Jan. 1.

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