In a successful legislative move by environmental activists, a ban on plastic bags was approved and will be banned from grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Currently the state spends about $25 million cleaning and disposing of what some people call "urban tumbleweed." In an article in the Press Telegram
it explains it in more detail. Below are a few quotes from that article.
"Single-use plastic bags will be banned at grocery stores, pharmacies and other shops in unincorporated Los Angeles County areas under an ordinance approved today by the Board of Supervisors.
The ordinance, which will come back for a final vote when exact language is finalized, was approved on a 3-1 vote, with Supervisor Mike Antonovich dissenting.
Under the county ordinance, grocery stores and other retail outlets will be banned from using the bags. The ban will begin in some stores July 1 and be expanded to every store as defined in the ordinance on Jan. 1, 2012. The ordinance will not apply to restaurant carry out or food trucks."
What do you think about this ban on plastic bags in the LA County? Is it the right move to help out the planet? Or is this some liberal, progressive idea that will come back and haunt us in the end?
Let it be known below!
To read the full article click here: Plastic bag article