19 May '11, 8pm

Long Beach most recent Calif. city to vote for a plastic bag ban

Long Beach most recent Calif. city to vote for a plastic bag ban

This week, the coastal Southern California city of Long Beach passed an ordinance to ban single-use plastic shopping bags at retailers and placed a 10-cent fee on paper shopping bags. Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911 Just a few months before a plastic bag ban goes into effect in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas, the Long Beach, Calif., City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday evening to ban single-use plastic shopping bags at its major retailers. Modeled after Los Angeles County’s ordinance, the law prohibits retailers from distributing both conventional and compostable plastic bags and requires retailers to charge 10 cents for each paper shopping bag they hand out. The paper bags must contain at least 40 percent post-consumer recycled material and be recyclable through the city’s recycling program. Find your local recycling solution for plastic bag The b...

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