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Long Beach Could Ban the Plastic Bag, Too

No plastic bags in the LBC, too? (AP Photo) With a ban on plastic bags approved for unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County, other local cities are moving towards adopting similar bans, including Long Beach, where the City Council will consider a motion on the matter tomorrow, according to the Press-Telegram. As in LA County, in Long Beach, under the proposed ordinance, "plastic bags would be banned, paper bags would be available for 10 cents each at stores, and reusable cloth or plastic bags would be sold." Another local city, Santa Monica, is also working on a ban of plastic bags, however there lawmakers are working on the language and parameters of the proposed ban to be sure the revenue collected for the paper bags is not considered a tax and rather returned to businesses, as it will be under the LA County ban, to help them help their customers move beyond plastic.
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