The Culver City City Council is inviting the community to participate in a discussion about the use of single use carryout bags. The meeting will take place on Mon. Dec. 10 at City Hall at 7 p.m. in council chambers. During the meeting, the City Council will be asked to provide direction to staff regarding [...]
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ah, the little plastic grocery bag, we hardly got to know you. Although it seems as if the single-use grocery bag, as it’s formally known, has been around forever, it wasn’t until 1977 that it was introduced to U.S. supermarkets, a move that prompted perhaps the most asked question of the [...]
Los Angeles County did it. And so did Santa Monica. But normally enviro-crazed L.A. City Hall has been lagging when it comes to banning the bags. This week, however, the city came a little closer to just such a ban of plastic bags at markets and stores. The L.A. Board of Public Works voted unanimously to support a ban of plastic and paper bags.
While the City of Santa Monica officially began enforcement of a citywide ban on single-use plastic bags on Sept. 1, one company is concerned about whether local shoppers will fully transition away from “paper or plastic” and seamlessly begin using reusable bags. As retailers across Santa Monica must impose a 10-cent fee for each recycled [...]
A Los Angeles city councilman on Tuesday proposed a bag ban that goes beyond action taken in other California cities and counties and calls for stores to stop using paper and plastic bags. Councilman Paul Koretz said he wanted to reduce the huge number of bags circulating throughout the city that contribute to the litter [...]
This week marked the start of Santa Monica’s new plastic bag ban. For weeks, City Hall has been reaching out to retailers, large and small, to help make the transition easier. In the days leading up to the…
Santa Monica today joined Long Beach and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in adopting a ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, a measure designed to encourage shoppers to provide their own reusable bags.
The law that bans the usage of plastic bags does not go into full effect until September 1 of this year, but many businesses are able to enact it earlier. Ralphs in Marina del Rey was one of the first stores to ban plastic bags. Recently, I was at Ralphs and forgot to bring my [...]
While Santa Monica’s plastic-bag ban has been in effect since Mar. 3, a week from Monday, it will begin to be enforced. The ban applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, mini-marts, liquor stores and pharmacies. Starting Sept. 1, businesses that continue distributing plastic bags to consumers at point of purchase will face a potential $250 [...]
A citywide ban on single-use plastic bags that was unanimously approved by the Santa Monica City Council on Jan. 25 is on the verge of finally taking effect in the city on Sept. 1. In anticipation of the plastic bag ban enforcement, the city has initiated a “Share A Bag” exchange program to promote reusable shopping bags.
Some supermarkets in unincorporated county areas will be handing out reusable shopping bags today in advance of a July 1 ban on single-use plastic bags.
Sunday is the launch of “Exchange a Bag”at the Mar Vista Farmers Market — and the beginning of an effort for the Farmers Market to be entirely plastic bag free by September 1. In partnership with the Mar Vista Green Committee, the Mar Vista Farmers Market will kick off this community initiative by giving away [...]