Plastic Bags Banned in Los Angeles

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation and the latest in a string of California cities -- including San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach -- to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines. Clean-water advocates estimate Californians use 12 billion plastic bags a year and that less than 5% of the state's plastic bags are recycled.
May 24, 2012
 

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation and the latest in a string of California cities -- including San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach -- to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines. Clean-water advocates estimate Californians use 12 billion plastic bags a year and that less than 5% of the state's plastic bags are recycled.

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