Jul 22 - City of Los Angeles Votes for State Fee on Plastic Bags

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.

Full Editorial

The Council also voted today to phase out the use of foamed polystyrene ("Styrofoam") in city facilities.

CAW and Plastic Bags: