Yesterday evening, the Monrovia City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. A final adoption is anticipated on July 1.
This isn't the first time the Council has attempted to address the issue of plastic bag pollution, which costs millions in local government cleanups each year. As previously noted, the Council approved a first reading of a nearly identical ordinance back in May, but the formal adoption fell through because two council members were absent during the second reading.
Monrovia, population 36,955, is located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.
Congrats to the City of Monrovia, well on its way to joining the 109 other local governments with an adopted bag ban!
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