The Los Angeles City Council voted this morning to ban plastic bags by 2010 if the State Legislature has not required a per-bag fee before then. The Los Angeles Time Editorial Board endorsed the ordinance today:
L.A.'s proposed ban not only promises to drastically reduce an environmental atrocity, it pushes the Legislature to do the same by threatening more draconian city action if the state fails to come through.
The Council also voted today to phase out the use of foamed polystyrene ("Styrofoam") in city facilities.
CAW and Plastic Bags:
- AB 2058 (Levine) aims to reduce single-use bag litter.