Community | Ban on plastic bags

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My so-called “plastic day” in Los Angeles, a.k.a. “LA,” began with a morning rally followed by a close-to-unanimous (13 to 1) vote of the LA City Council to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in supermarkets and to “penalize” paper bag usage with a 10-cent “fine.” This makes LA the largest city in the country to take such a step towards the elimination of single-use shopping bags and the move unites LA with 47* other cities to benefit about one-fourth of Californians. (*LA will be the 48th city among San Francisco, Santa Monica and Long Beach.)

The reduction of pollution not only cares for the environment and its critters, but saves reusable bag consumers directly on their store purchases (bag fees are hidden into store charges) and it also saves tax dollars by preventing costly clean-ups. Further, it encourages “Angel-enos” to practice responsible behavior and it discourages frivolous bad habits, like treating the…

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