Looks like it’s time to invest in some reusable shopping bags if you live in Los Angeles. In an overwhelming 11-1 vote this Tuesday, the L.A. city council approved a ban on plastic bags being distributed in grocery stores that sell perishable items. In addition, the new ban will charge a pesky 10 cents for any paper bags needed.
The hope of this ban is to greatly improve the city's environmental impact and to inspire other big cities to follow suit. Other cities, including West Hollywood, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica and Long Beach, have also approved similar bans. Remember to start taking your reusable bags beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
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