Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Los Angeles to Bag Plastic in Stores in July 2010

Get ready to say goodbye to plastic bags at your local supermarket.

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to prohibit plastic shopping bags from stores, beginning July 1, 2010. Shoppers can either bring their own bags or pay 25 cents for a paper bag.

The council's unanimous vote could eventually lead to a state measure. California is considering an Assembly bill that would prohibit plastic bags in 2012 and force shoppers to pay at least 15 cents per paper bag.

In 2007, San Francisco gave approval to the nation's first bag ban, which took effect in November.

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