L.A. County Bans Plastic Bags

November 16, 2010 § 2 Comments

Plastic bags caught in trees in the Los Angeles River's Glendale Narrows - photo from Nature Trumps

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to ban plastic bags. The ban takes effect July 2011, and only applies to unincorporated county areas, including East L.A., Altadena, Rancho Dominguez, Hacienda Heights, and similar unincorportated locations. It does not apply to cities within the county, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, etc. This is great news, given the way that plastic bags plague our urban creeks and rivers. Creek Freak doffs our cap to Supervisors Molina, Ridley-Thomas and Yaroslavsky who passed the county ban.

Read more bag ban specifics at Spouting Off and the Los Angeles Times.

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