L.A. County Approves Plastic Bag Ban
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The ban will affect unincorporated L.A. County, and will mean single use bags will not be available at stores. "An exception would be made for plastic bags that are used to hold fruit, vegetables or raw meat in order to prevent contamination with other grocery items." Paper bags will be available for a surcharge.
The ban will begin in July 2011, and be implemented in phases.