Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in Sight

Under a compromise negotiated with opponents of last year’s bill, disposable plastic shopping  bags would be banned from grocery check-out stands in California and consumers would pay at least a dime for a paper or re-usable plastic bag a under a compromise proposal negotiated with key opponents of last year’s bill to ban plastic shopping bags.

The new measure, to be formally announced on Friday, January 31,  would ban single-use carry-out bags in California grocery stores starting July 1, 2015, and extend the prohibition to pharmacies and liquor stores in 2016. Plastic bag bans are already in effect in 90 cities and counties in California. Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2014.