LA City Council Endorses Plan To Phase Out Plastic Bags

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday officially endorsed a plan that envisions a complete ban on single-use plastic shopping bags at Los Angeles grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies by the end of 2013.

In a 13-1 vote, the council approved a process that moves toward the ban, starting with a four-month environmental review examining the ban's impact. Following the completion of that study and the issuance of a final ordinance, large retailers would be granted a six-month grace period to adjust to the new...
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