Mayor Signs Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban into Law - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Mayor Signs Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban into Law

Posted: Updated:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has signed into law a ban on giving out free plastic bags in Los Angeles grocery stores.

The historic ban signed Wednesday makes Los Angeles the biggest city in the country to ban the bags.

Under the law, which takes effect Jan. 1, shoppers will have to tote their own bags, or pay 10 cents each for paper bags.

About $2 million a year is spent to clean up plastic bag litter in Los Angeles.

The city plans to hand out 1 million reusable bags in low-income areas.

Small stores have until June 2014 to begin enforcing.

Stores will be required to file quarterly reports on the number of paper bags purchased.

Santa Monica and San Francisco already have plastic bag bans.


Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices