As of January 1, 2014, the Plastic Bag Ban went into effect throughout the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Mitchell Englander in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation is giving away reusable bags at the CD12 Community Service Center.
Single-use carryout plastic bags are no longer be available at large supermarkets and pharmacies. Paper bags are available for 10 cents each. To avoid this fee, shoppers are encouraged to bring and use their reusable bags when making trips to the grocery store.
Large retailers are: stores with gross annual sales of over $2 million selling dry grocery and canned goods; stores with nonfood items and some perishable items; and stores of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space with a licensed pharmacy generating sales or use tax.
Come get your free reusable bag today!