The Los Angeles Times supports AB 1998, which will save consumers money by allowing them to stop paying the costs of single-use bags. Grocers currently fold those costs into the prices of groceries. AB 1998 will end that practice by banning plastic bags and requiring stores sell paper bags for their average actual cost. This will allow consumers to stop paying for single-use bags if they bring their reusables.
The LA Times writes, "AB 1998 offers an inexpensive, convenient and effective way to prevent litter and ocean pollution and protect marine mammals that are known to ingest the plastic bags."