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(Fox News) - The good news is that the city of San Francisco has decided that those recyclable plastic grocery bags are dangerous and is doing something about it. The city has voted to ban the petroleum-based bags in large markets and pharmacies in favor of biodegradable plastic or recyclable paper bags. The San Francisco Chronicle reports grocers argue that the new bags will just confuse the current recycling efforts.