Plastic Bags In the News
Los Angeles, CA and Hawaii Begin Plastic Bag Ban
Hawaii is the first state in the country to pass legislation banning plastic bags at checkout counters. The ban begins officially on January 17th and is in effect for grocery stores, retailers and restaurants. Customers must bring their own reusable bags or opt for a paper bag. Bulk items will still be packaged in plastic bags.
Los Angeles began its plastic bag ban on January 1st. Shoppers who do not use reusable bags must pay ten cents each for a paper bag. The law now applies to grocery stores and big box stores, and will spread to smaller stores in July.
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