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Parts of Los Angeles County have joined other California communities in banning stores from using single use plastic bags.

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 include the 88 cities within the county, including Los Angeles.

Supporters erupted in clapping and cheering when the ban was approved.

The vote was especially meaningful for Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D Santa M fake rolex onica, who tried and failed to pass a statewide ban in August. Brownley has been an outspoken critic of the u fake rolex se of plastic bags, saying only a very small percentage 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 supervisors 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 s fake rolex imilar measures. Malibu, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Fairfax have also banned bans on single use plastic bags.

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.

Plastic bags banned from town

Shoppers in a small rural town were offered plastic bags for the last time today before it becomes the first in Britain to ban them altogether.

From tomorrow all businesses fake rolex in Modbury, Devon, will not use plastic bags in a bid to reduce the impact they have on the environment.

Traders also believe they are the first in Europe to try such a scheme and today the town was turned into an international media circus as film crews arrived from across the continent.

All 43 businesses are taking part and are displaying their reusable Fair Trade cotton bags and T shirts to celebrate the move, which is being trialled for six months.

The bag ban was the brainchild of BBC wildlife camerawoman Rebecca Hosking, who is from Modbury.

The 33 year old was so moved when she saw the effects of plastic on wildlife she was filming in Hawaii she decided to try and get her home fake rolex town to ban them altogether.

really broug fake rolex ht it home for me was one day filming a turtle, she said. had a plastic bag in its mouth and was slowly dying, there was nothing we could do.

were also filming albatross who were picking up plastic and feeding it to their chicks and we saw so many suffer a slow and painful death.

turned the camera off and just broke down crying. returning to the UK Miss Hosking showed the film to retailers in Modbury and started a campaign to finish with using plastic bags altogether.

All the businesses supported the move and now they are selling specially designed Modbury reusable bags at cost price, 1.50 for a small bag and 3.95 for a large bag.

Mandy Rolt, owner of the cafe and gift shop Top O The Steps, said: is a great thing for Modbury, everyone has been so positive and come together to make this possible.

interest has been unbelievable, I had one woman here on holiday from Northern Ireland who bought 18 just to take back. Co Op is also fake rolex embracing the idea and is offering their own Fair Trade cotton bags. Spokesman Tim Pearce said: are really pleased to get behind this.

is about getting the message across that it is about reusing bags, not having to buy them each time you shop.

are also offering biodegradable bags for five pence each. plastic bags left in the town are also being put to good use and recycled into chairs.

Sue Sturton, the owner of Brownston Gallery, said: plastic bags left in Modbury are now being recycled into these chairs.

has been behind this idea, it is a celebration for the whole town. Hosking said interest in the trial has come from across the world with orders for bags coming from Australia and America and the trial has featured in news bulletins in America, France, Switzerland, India and Russia.