I had heard the buzz about an LA ban on plastic bags sometime last year, and to my delight, LA has now become the largest city to ban the use of plastic bags and joins 90 other cities and counties in the state to get rid of the practice. So exciting! Yay Los Angeles!
According to the Huffington Post, “the new law applies not only to grocery stores, but big-box stores, like Target and Wal-Mart, that carry groceries and at locations larger than 10,000 square feet or with annual sales of more than $2 million. Stores that don’t comply can be fined up to $100-$500, depending on the number of citations. By July 1, 2014 the ban will extend to smaller stores such as minimarts.”
It’s about time more and more cities get on board with the ban and help reduce the unnecessary impact these bags have on our environment and resources. And there are so many great options when it comes to reusable and recycled bags too. Here are a few :
- PackIt Insulated bags
- Colorful Baggu bags
- GreenerGrassDesigns bags
- Vine Street Market bags
- Envirosax bags
- ChicoBag fold up bag
- or you could DIY your own grocery bag out of an old t-shirt
For more information, check out www.lacitybag.com.
Have you found a great recycled or reusable bag that you use? Let us know in the comments.