SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Enforcement of a plastic bag ban went into effect Thursday in the city of Santa Monica.
The ban of single-use plastic bags was approved in January.
The law applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, mini-marts, liquor stores, drug stores and pharmacies.
Shoppers who don’t bring their own reusable bags can purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.
The ban is intended to help the environment.