Plastic Bag Ban
A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California’s plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation’s first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the November 2016 ballot, state elections officials said Tuesday.
California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.
California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
A plastic bag ban already in place at large supermarkets and drugstores in the city of Los Angeles will expand this week to include smaller grocers, officials said.
The plastic-bag ban in Los Angeles, which went into effect in January for large supermarkets and drug stores, will expand to smaller grocery stores next week.
Some residents in Huntington Beach spoke out against a plastic bag ban at a city council meeting Monday night.
Shoppers in the city of Los Angeles will need to keep their reusable bags handy as a ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect Wednesday.
Shoppers in the city of Los Angeles will need to keep their reusable bags handy as a ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect on New Year’s Day.
Beginning next week, Californians will see a flurry of new laws take effect.
The “Bring Your Own Bag” campaign was launched Monday in Los Angeles to bring awareness of the city’s upcoming ban on plastic bags.
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday gave a final approval to an ordinance that requires Los Angeles to ban single-use plastic bags.
A ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect at West Hollywood stores starting Wednesday.
The City Council adopted an ordinance Monday night banning the use of the bags.
New laws take effect Sunday, including Pasadena’s citywide ban on plastic bags and a statewide ban on foie gras.