Quick mends: Los Angeles bans plastic bags

Soon plastic bags will be verboten in Los Angeles, which joins unincorporated areas in L.A. in the ban. (Barbara Burns)

Well, folks, today Los Angeles became the largest city in the country to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets. Read the whole story here. Now comes a four-month environmental review, followed by the actual ordinance. Large supermarkets will then have six months and smaller markets four to phase the bags out, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The paper quoted Councilman Ed Reyes, who has focused on efforts to revitalize the Los Angeles River:

“Let’s get the message to Sacramento that it’s time to go statewide,”

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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