Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Bag Ban Starts January 1’

I’m sure there’s been a grocery shopping trip that has caused you to bring home what seems like several hundred plastic bags. When you’re forced to deal with these bags, what do you do?

  • Pitch them
  • Save them
  • Return them to the receptacles back at the grocery
  • Plastic bags? I always use my own bags!

Something tells me that a great portion of you would answer-Pitch them. This is getting to be a problem due to the extreme plastic bag waste found in landfills. A plastic bag takes 500 years to decompose in a landfill…imagine how man years it would take to decompose them all?

The city of Los Angeles has officially put an end to the use of plastic bags.  As of January 1, 2014 those shopping at a grocery store must bring their own reusable bags or pay ten cents for each paper bag they use. Plastic bags are no longer even an option. The dailynews.com recently posted an article regarding this new bag ban. Read, Los Angeles Bag Ban Starts January 1.

What are your thoughts on this? 

Do you think this could ever be possible in your city? 

Do you already use reusable bags instead of plastic?

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