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LA bans plastic bags

Posted By admin On July 23, 2008 @ 12:48 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

The Australian [1]
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THE city of Los Angeles will ban plastic bags from retail stores from July 1, 2010, following similar regulations already enforced in San Francisco.

Loa Angeles, the second-largest US city behind New York, would ban plastic bagging in all supermarkets, grocery and retail stores, the Los Angeles City Council said.

After July 1, 2010, customers must provide their own bags or buy bags made of paper or other biodegradable material from the store for 25 cents.

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The goal is to rid the city of some 2.3 billion non-biodegradable plastic bags that are distributed each year and end up polluting waste dumps for a long time.

San Francisco, 600km north of LA, in 2007 became the first US city to ban plastic bags from its stores.

Both city regulations are intended to pressure state politicians who are considering a Bill to eliminate plastic bags across the state by 2012.

Several countries have already adopted laws banning plastic bags, which often end up killing animals that swallow or get caught up in them.

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[1] The Australian : http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24064350-12377,00.html

[2] LA County Bans Plastic Bags: http://www.prisonplanet.com/la-county-bans-plastic-bags.html

[3] Seattle’s New Ban on Plastic Bags ‘Pushes People to Less Environmentally Friendly Options’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seattle%e2%80%99s-new-ban-on-plastic-bags-%e2%80%98pushes-people-to-less-environmentally-friendly-options%e2%80%99.html

[4] European Union may ban plastic shopping bags: http://www.prisonplanet.com/european-union-may-ban-plastic-shopping-bags.html

[5] U.N. environment chief urges global ban on plastic bags: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-environment-chief-urges-global-ban-on-plastic-bags.html

[6] Plastic bag ban ‘will kill more trees’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/plastic-bag-ban-%e2%80%98will-kill-more-trees%e2%80%99.html

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