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July 30, 2007

Grapevine

Paris is joining Amsterdam in making bicycles available citywide for free or a small fee. * The city of San Francisco passed a ban on plastic shopping bags at large supermarkets and chain pharmacies, the first such law in the United States. * Outdoor-apparel company Patagonia has expanded its Polartec-fleece-recycling program to include products from other manufacturers. * HGTV gardening guru Paul Tukey is leading a campaign to convert more than one million acres of lawn to organic by 2010. * A film festival celebrating the bicycle is traveling to 15 cities around the world. * Tesco, the Wal-Mart of Britain, is selling energy-efficient lightbulbs at half price, while McDonald's is serving sustainably grown coffee at its 1,200 franchises in the United Kingdom and Ireland. * Canada became the second country, after Australia, to announce a ban on incandescent lightbulbs.

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