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Los Angeles City Council OKs Plasic Bag Ban


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Cal
- 753 days ago - enn.com
Los Angeles, California has become the biggest city in the U.S. to implement a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout counters. The legislation--approved 13-1 by Los Angeles City Council on May 24th--was a victory for environmentalists



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Suzybell H. (199)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:51 pm
Thanks,Cal!
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Monday July 2, 2012, 2:38 am
Noted, thank you!
 

Despina Vekris (9)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:00 am
good news
 

Laura H. (876)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:30 am
They need to be banned everywhere!!

Thanks Cal.
 

Vicky Barman (8)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:31 am
good news
 

June M. (98)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:42 am
noted..thanks cal
 

Noreen Niamath (2)
Monday July 2, 2012, 8:04 am
That is the only way to get us to stop using them. We are people of convenience and we will use them if they are available even though we know it is not good. So good going Cali.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Monday July 2, 2012, 8:04 am
good news, hope all cities everywhere follow their lead
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday July 2, 2012, 8:51 am
Good for Los Angeles. I hope Chicago bans plastic bags too.
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Monday July 2, 2012, 9:20 am
Go LA. Good job.
 

Jillian L. (52)
Monday July 2, 2012, 9:25 am
Reusable bags are what I like to use when I shop. Great news!
 

John B. (215)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:26 am
Thannks Cal for posting the great news. Read and noted. Wonder what the rationale was behind the lone nay vote.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:40 am
For a city the size of LA, this is huge news.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 2, 2012, 11:33 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Monday July 2, 2012, 12:33 pm
13-1? What a curmudgeon the one is to have not voted in favor of the ban. It is great news. That is a lot of bags that will not be flying into the ocean,
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday July 2, 2012, 1:04 pm
Yay!! Thanks for sharing the good news.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 2, 2012, 2:48 pm
This should happen in every state in the Union because they are so dangerous to all animals and humans because they are very dangerous and that is a fact.

IF WE DON'T STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES THERE WILL BE NO ROSES TO SMELL AND NO HUMANS TO SMELL THEM AND THAT IS A FACT!!!
 

Heather Norstrom (51)
Monday July 2, 2012, 3:33 pm
Way to go, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco. And kudos to City Council members Paul Koretz and Ed Reyes!!!
 

Isabelle L. (1)
Monday July 2, 2012, 5:12 pm
Los Angeles is doing something that should be imitated by all other states!
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday July 2, 2012, 5:53 pm
Noted and thanks Cal and L.A. Green Star to the messenger - you. L.A. is showing promise of intelligence about the world they inhabit.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Monday July 2, 2012, 6:37 pm
Very good. This is a worldwide trend.
 

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 4:53 am
noted....i agree we should ban plastic bags....it can be the death of some of our wildlife...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 10:08 am
Plastic bags contain petroleum and other toxic chemicals, as well as ANIMAL SLIPPAGE products. We need to keep all trash out of the waters.
 

Vegan Tigger (5)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:01 am
Good thing!
 

Sarah C. (15)
Monday July 30, 2012, 11:06 am
THIS IS GREAT! I'M ALL FOR IT IF MY OWN COUNTRY DOES THE SAME BUT PEOPLE ARE HARD TO CHANGE. ON MY OWN PART, INSTEAD OF USING GROCERY PLASTIC BAGS AS GARBAGE BAGS, I BUY BIODEGRADABLE ONES. I CARRY MY OWN SHOPPING BAG N I CUT DOWN ON BUYING NON-NECESSITIES. I WISH MY COMMUNITY WOULD BE INFLUENCED TO DO THE SAME BUT THINGS ARE GOING VERY SLOWLY...........
 
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