LA City's ban on disposable plastic grocery bags goes into effect tomorrow. According to LA Now:
Customers will have to bring their own bags, buy reusable ones or purchase paper bags for 10 cents apiece. When L.A. passed its plastic bag ban in June, it became the nation’s largest city to take this step. Also affected are major retailers that sell groceries, such as Wal-Mart and Target.
With LA City's ordinance effective, one-third of California's population is now covered under ordinances banning plastic grocery bags.
Several other California cities are also going plastic bag free on the first day of 2014, including Richmond, San Pablo, and El Cerrito. Glendale's current plastic bag ordinance in larger grocery stores expands to include convenience and drug stores as well as smaller grocery stores starting tomorrow. See the full list of local bag ordinances.
Other local governments, who are primarily responsible for the cleanup of plastic litter in clogged stormwater systems and polluted waterways, should move ahead with local bag ordinances immediately. Not sure where to start? Check out our bag ban tool kit.