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Beverly Hills Still Working on a Plastic Bag Ban

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Cities in Los Angeles County have been working towards getting single-use plastic bag bans in place, following--sometimes to the letter--the example set by the county itself last year. Beverly Hills is still working away at getting such an ordinance in place, and Patch checked in with officials there to see how long it's going to be before a ban is in the bag.

According to Beverly Hills spokeswoman Therese Kosterman, Beverly Hills city staff is working with the county and other local governments in the region to put together a program that will be easy for local businesses to adopt and that operates similarly to other bans.

It's looking like a study of local business owners is happening, to gauge their level of interest in a ban. Those findings are likely to be shared with the Beverly Hills City Council in late February or early March.

The bans in other area cities, like Long Beach and Santa Monica, include consumer and business owner outreach and education, phased roll-outs, and a cash surcharge for paper bags to offset costs to businesses for eliminating plastic bags from their stores.