Los Angeles to become largest US city to ban plastic bags

By REUTERS
May 24, 2012 04:31

 
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The Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday to ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, setting the stage to become the largest American city to date to implement such a measure.

The 13-1 vote kicks off a process that will include a four-month environmental review, a second vote to formally adopt an ordinance, and a six-month grace period for the roughly 7,500 grocers within the limits of the second-largest US city.

Smaller grocers will have 12 months to phase out the bags.

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