Nearly 10, 000 reusable bags are being handed out throughout Los Angeles Monday to raise awareness for the citywide single-use, plastic bag ban starting next year.
Heal the Bay, joining up with the city’s bureau of sanitation, are handing out the recyclable hand bags in every city council district, urging holiday shoppers to ditch the particular soon-to-be banned bags.
The Children’s Nature Institute, Los Angeles Beautification Team, Punk Rock Marthas, and several other groupings are participating in the bag submission.
The ban will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014 for large stores that make more than $2 million per year or occupy retail space bigger than 10, 000 square feet. Smaller stores will see the ban go into effect July 1, 2014.
An environmental report conducted by the city declares an estimated 2 billion single-use plastic material bags are used in Los Angeles each year.
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