Skip to comments.L.A. County passes sweeping ban on plastic bags
Posted on 11/16/2010 5:13:09 PM PST by Nachum
Enacting one of the nation's most aggressive environmental measures, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban plastic grocery bags in unincorporated areas of the county.
The vote was 3-1, supported by Supervisors Gloria Molina, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Zev Yaroslavsky, and opposed by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Supervisor Don Knabe was absent.
The ban, which will cover nearly 1.1 million residents countywide, is to the point: No store shall provide to any customer a plastic carryout bag. An exception would be made for plastic bags that are used to hold fruit, vegetables or raw meat in order to prevent contamination with other grocery items.
If grocers choose to offer paper bags, they must sell them for 10 cents each, according to the ordinance. The revenue will be retained by the stores to purchase the paper bags and educate customers about the law.
Plastic bags are a pollutant. They pollute the urban landscape. They are what we call in our county urban tumbleweed, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said.
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So long California....don’t come back now ya hear?!?
Great. Now they can use those bags from China with the lead paint.
makes me laugh, fools.
so it’s the bags that pollute and not the pigs that infest their urban landscape?
All the supermarkets switched to plastic bags because the green fascists complained that paper bags were a waste of trees. Now we’re back to paper bags. Until they ban those too. Our liberal elite won’t be happy until we’re carrying our groceries home in our bare hands. On the bus. Running at 4 mph on solar panels.
More jobs for work starved washington state.
Port Townsend should start receiving orders soon.
Although I don’t like action like this, there are winners when ever a law is passed.
Don't they have littering laws?
LA County has a $500 million+ budget deficit and they’re spending time and resources on outlawing plastic bags! They can carry their groceries home in the same hand basket in which they are going to hell.
That used to be part of the cost of doing business. At least the paper breaks down pert fast...
One thing for sure, every time they do something like this it just proves how mentally ill the left wing dumb a**es are.
Littering Laws? If they can’t obey border laws with armed federal employees to enforce them, do you think littering laws are going to bother people?
WOW, that will only lead to massive store closings. Yev Z. is most certainly a communist - probably right out of the USSR.
Didn’t they start off saying to use plastic instead of killing trees for paper bags .... how soon will they ban plastic bottles?
You're too kind - I think their ultimate plan is for us (especially we on the right) to not have any groceries at all.
Why doesn’t Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky just mind his own f’n business?
I don’t care for plastic bags myself
Words fail me. California must have the poorest excuses for state and local government since Medieval times
If they can make edible undies why can’t they make edible grocery bags?
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