Archive | April, 2012

L.A. Poised to Ban Plastic Bags: Surf City Vote Hinges on EIR Cost

L.A. Poised to Ban Plastic Bags: Surf City Vote Hinges on EIR Cost

By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Surf City Voice

Los Angeles might soon be joining a growing web of California jurisdictions banning single-use, plastic carry-out bags.

The L.A. City Council had earlier expressed support for some sort of plastic bag ban, but controversy over whether a fee should be placed on paper bags – or whether they should be banned too – had slowed the process. On April 4, the council’s Energy and Environment Committee recommended a gradual phase-in approach consisting of a series of 6-month steps starting with a grace

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