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Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags

With a 3-1 vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have passed a sweeping ban on plastic grocery store bags in unincorporated areas. This ban will affect nearly 1.1 million people.

The measure reads: "No store shall provide to any customer a plastic carryout bag." Exceptions can be made for bags used to hold fruit, vegetables or raw meat in order to prevent contamination.

According to Care2:

“Grocers that continue to offer plastic bags will be required to charge customers 10 cents per bag, according to the ordinance. The revenue will be retained by the stores to purchase the paper bags and educate customers about the law”.

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