LOS ANGELES (CBS) — 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 county ordinance was passed in 2010 to help curb the use of plastic bags and encourage shoppers to carry reusable bags. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for each paper bag.

The ordinance will go into effect in two parts: first for large chain stores on July 1 and second in January for smaller retail outlets.

Free Canvas Bag Giveaway in LA County
Wed June 29th
El Super
3405 E Cesar Chavez Ave
East Los Angeles, CA 90063

Comments (5)
  1. T says:

    I use plastic bags to pick up my dogs’ poop. This is a bummer.

  2. American From the south side says:

    JA-JA-JA-JA-JA-JA….. That was a kick in the butt…

  3. Sonny says:

    For all of us who use plastic bags to pick up dog poop, please keep in mind that this ban only covers “single-use” plastic bags. Some grocery companies, like KV Mart, which operates stores mainly under the Valu Plus Food Warehouse and Top Valu Super Markets names, will be offering “reusable, recyclable” plastic bags for sale (10 to 25 cents each) at four of their stores covered by the July 1 ban. And, this June 29 and 30, they’re giving away these bags with minimum purchase at their four stores (in Lennox, East Los Angeles, San Pedro, and Whittier). http://www.kvmart.com has exact addresses

  4. sbmama says:

    Could you create a map showing the areas covered in this ban?

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