Los Angeles County Bag Ban

Themes

Chapter: West Los Angeles / Malibu
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Completion Date: November 10 2010
Status: Victory

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 (with one absent) to ban single-use plastic bags and put a 10 cent fee on single-use paper bags in the Los Angeles County area. The ban will specifically affect supermarkets and pharmacies in the County's unincorporated areas, which still affect over 1 million people. That makes this ban the largest municipal effort to date!