Get it? On hold? Anyway, a plan to ban plastic bags in the city of Berkeley faces serious delays after the Coalition to Save the Plastic Bag raised a stink. "A ban on plastic bags will not be approved anytime this year, city officials said this week," reports The Daily Cal. "What originally appeared to be a simple way for the city to become more green has become increasingly complicated over the last five years, as some environmentalists question the benefits of using paper over plastic, and opponents of the ban look to stall progress through a number of lawsuits."
The American Chemistry Council, who have absolutely, positively, 100% nothing to do with the Coalition to Save the Plastic Bag, has also raised issues with the bag ban, saying that,; in addition to losing jobs, one can simply recycle.
In 2007, San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi helped make San Francisco the first U.S. city to ban plastic bags.