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.
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.
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.
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.
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 city of West Hollywood’s ban on single-use plastic grocery bags will expand Tuesday to all retails stores.
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.
A ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect at West Hollywood stores starting Wednesday.
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags across the city.
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.
Beginning Friday, retail stores and supermarkets in unincorporated Los Angeles County will no longer offer plastic bags and will charge customers for paper bags.
The Long Beach City Council is expected to pass a ban on plastic shopping bags at grocery stores effective Aug. 1.
SeaWorld San Diego plans to stop giving out plastic bags at the park’s gift stores beginning June 18.
Paper or plastic? Lawmakers have killed a bill that would’ve all but done away with that question.