To help protect the environment and our quality of life, the Los Angeles City Council is considering a Reusable Bag Policy that will prohibit single-use paper and plastic carryout bags at supermarkets and some retail outlets. To provide more information about the ban, and how it could affect waste reduction, litter, our impact on the environment and our quality of life, the City will be hosting two workshops on Saturday, March 10th to discuss the proposed policy:
Van Nuys State Building –Auditorium
Saturday, March 10th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6150 Van Nuys Blvd,
Van Nuys, CA 91401 Expo Center Saturday, March 10th – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
3980 South Menlo Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
For more information, contact:
Reina Pereira, P.E.
Senior Environmental Engineer
Solid Resources Support Services Division
Bureau of Sanitation
City of Los Angeles
You can also read the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions provided by the City…or visit http://www.zerowaste.lacity.org/info/Bag_Policy.html.
Several other local cities, such as Santa Monica, have recently instituted similar bans. What do you think: would a bag ban be good for our environment…and our local businesses?
About Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.
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