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Gov. Brown Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2014


Assembly Rejects Bill That Would Ban Plastic Bags Statewide

The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.


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LA Plastic Bag Ban ‘Sequel’ Will Expand To 5K Mom-And-Pop Shops

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2014

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Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

Key California legislators have reached an agreement that could lead to a statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies by 2016, officials said Thursday.


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‘Bring Your Own Bag’ Campaign Launched To Bring Awareness Of LA’s 2014 Plastic Bag Ban

The “Bring Your Own Bag” campaign was launched Monday in Los Angeles to bring awareness of the city’s upcoming ban on plastic bags.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2013

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WeHo’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands To Retail Stores

The city of West Hollywood’s ban on single-use plastic grocery bags will expand Tuesday to all retails stores.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2013

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State Senate Rejects Effort To Ban Plastic Bags

State senators rejected a bill Thursday that would have phased out the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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Plastic Bag Ban To Go Into Effect In WeHo

A ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect at West Hollywood stores starting Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/19/2013

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LA City Council Approves Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags across the city.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2012

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LA Cities Begin Phasing Out Plastic Bags

Starting with the new year, small neighborhood markets, drugs stores and convenience stores in parts of Los Angeles County are banned from distributing plastic bags.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/02/2012

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Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Friday For Parts Of LA County

Beginning Friday, retail stores and supermarkets in unincorporated Los Angeles County will no longer offer plastic bags and will charge customers for paper bags.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2011

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Plastic Grocery Bags May Be Banned In Long Beach

The Long Beach City Council is expected to pass a ban on plastic shopping bags at grocery stores effective Aug. 1.


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SeaWorld San Diego Plans To Stop Using Plastic Bags

SeaWorld San Diego plans to stop giving out plastic bags at the park’s gift stores beginning June 18.


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Calif. Senate Blocks Ban On Plastic Bags

Paper or plastic? Lawmakers have killed a bill that would’ve all but done away with that question.