L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

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Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.

Chris Vamfun‘s insight:

Go LA!!    California just missed voting for a similar ban statewide but this should go a long way toward getting that passed.   California Against Waste (CAW) is one of the better organizations the gets things done in the Legislature and according to them:

 

"Another dozen jurisdictions are expected to adopt ordinances phasing out single-use plastic later this year, including the Cities of Sacramento and Chico, and the Counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Sonoma, and Monterey.

The use of single-use plastic bags peaked in 2005, when an estimated 21 billion plastic bags were distributed in California. Today that number has been reduced by better than one-third—to less than 14 billion. In 2014, the number of plastic grocery bags is expected to fall below 10 billion for the first time since the 1980’s."

 

Keep the pressure on folks.

See on www.latimes.com

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