Los Angeles County to phase out plastic bags

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Los Angeles County to phase out plastic bags
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BDCi) – The new year is upon us and small neighborhood markets, drug stores and convenience stores in parts of Los Angeles County are banned from distributing plastic bags.

The bags are blamed from everything from clogging storm drains to choking sea animals.

The ban includes Long Beach, Lennox, Bel Air, Marina del Rey, El Camino Village, Stevenson Ranch and Castaic as Los Angeles County phases out the sheer, single-use bags.

Los Angeles County’s ordinance took effect on July 1 and applies to stores with annual gross sales of at least $2 million, or with 10,000 square feet of retail space. Sotres will provide paper bags for 10 cents each.

By: Natania Levine
Courtesy: cbslocal.com
Photo: inhabitat.com
3 January 2012
11:02 a.m P.S.T

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