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Another SoCal City to Consider Banning Plastic Bags

Laguna Beach may soon be another California city with a ban on plastic bags
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Orange County's Laguna Beach could be another Californian city to ban the use of plastic bags. Last night the City Council unanimously passed a motion that moves the discussion to the next level, reports the OC Register. Their environmental committee will now look further into the ban, which many believe "will help save both the environment and retailers' bottom lines." Council members want to be certain that local businesses have ample warning time, but also acknowledge the potential for area stores to absorb costs of the ban by selling reusable bags. Laguna Beach is among the growing ranks of cities in the state who are fed up of seeing plastic bags littering the landscape and harming the environment. In July of last year, the LA City Council voted to pull plastic bags from store checkouts July 1, 2010, while other cities like Malibu and Manhattan Beach have already passed bans on bags.