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A recent study reports that the plastic bag ban has no negative effects on San Francisco retailers. The increase in paper baggage use has been a short-term drawback as shoppers transition to reusable bags, but the city is also saving tax dollars thanks to less litter to clean up. Just remember to disinfect reusable bags after carrying perishables, and recycle tattered ones through I:Collect. [San Diego Daily Transcript; photo via Anya Hindmarch]