Oct 9 - LA City Holds Meeting on Bag Ban Study on Wednesday

Tomorrow, LA City's Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) will hold the last of four public meetings on its environmental study for a proposed reusable bag policy that would ban plastic bags.

The meeting will be held on October 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Van Nuys City Hall (14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA).

LA City Residents: Attend tomorrow's meeting and let the Bureau know you support a reusable bag ordinance!

Three meetings were already held last week in the Los Angeles area, where the public was able to comment on the proposed bag ordinance and the Initial Study that BOS completed on the ordinance's potential environmental impacts.

The ordinance, approved for work by the City Council in May, would ban plastic bags and allow a ten cent charge on paper bags in large grocery stores and convenience stores.

For more information on the ordinance, meetings, or to read the Initial Study, click here.

Plastic bags are a visual blight on our environment and can harm our wildlife. They are commonly mistaken by sea turtles as their favorite food--jellyfish (see photo above, jellyfish in the background, plastic bag in the foreground). "Free" plastic bags cost millions in cleanup, maintenance, and inflated product prices, and are difficult and expensive to recycle.

Take action against plastic bag pollution.