Plastic Bags BANNED In Parts Of Los Angeles County
County supervisors approved the measure 3 1 on Tuesday in hopes of preventing billions of bags from polluting neighborhoods and waterways. It bans stores from giving customers single use plastic bags and would require them to charge 10 cents for each paper bag.
The ordinance, which goes into effect next year, would apply to unincorporated parts of the county where an estimated 1.1 million people live. It does not inclu fake rolex de the 88 cities within the county, such as the city of Los Angeles, which is apparently looking at the county’s findings to craft its own proposed ban.
The vote was especially meaningful for Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D Santa Monica, who tried and failed to pass a statewide ban in August. Brown fake rolex ley has been an outspoken critic of the use of plastic bags, saying only a very small percent fake rolex age are recycled and that they take hundreds of years to decompose.
“This is just the beginning of a wave of bans against single use plastic bags across California,” Brownley said.
Opponents who spoke at the meeting urged supervi fake rolex sors to vote against the ban, saying it would cause residents to lose much needed jobs and that the fees for reusable and paper bags would be an unfair burden on residents in poorer neighborhoods.
Velma W. Union, pastor at The Lord’s Church in southwest Los Angeles, said the supervisors seemed more concerned about saving the environment than people.
“There’s clearly an environmental push here,” she said. “Where’s the balance? I don’t see that anywhere.”
Proponents hope that this will spur other cities to adopt similar measures. Malibu, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Fairfax have also banned single use plastic bags.