If the referendum qualifies, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in, effectively buying plastic bag manufacturers more time.
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.
Lobbyists for the plastics industry Wednesday warned jobs could be lost if Sacramento lawmakers vote to phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.
A large pile of plastic at a recycling plant in Pomona went up in flames on Saturday evening.
A Santa Monica state lawmaker says micro-plastic particle abrasives – commonly known as “microbeads” – pose a “pervasive” environmental threat to local waterways.
Angelenos have said goodbye to 2013 – and to plastic bags.
Angelenos will soon have to bring their own bag to their favorite supermarket – and local officials want to make sure everyone’s ready for the transition.
A woman Wednesday said she discovered the body of her aunt stabbed and wrapped in plastic in a South LA apartment.
A California meat company is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of ground beef believing the product — bound for school lunches in several states — might contain small pieces of plastic.
General Mills is voluntarily recalling refrigerated “Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing” over concerns that the products may contain fragments of plastic.
A body was discovered wrapped in a black plastic bag Wednesday afternoon in the Gorman area.
It’s a common sight on the nation’s beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.
An increasing number of retailers in Southern California no longer provide plastic bags for customers – and now one local lawmaker wants the ban to go statewide.
Retail customers in Laguna Beach will no longer be able to choose between paper and plastic without paying a little extra.
The effort may sound like a political long-shot, but one city councilman thinks the public will eventually warm up to the initiative.