- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smaller grocery and convenience stores in Los Angeles will no longer hand out single-use plastic bags starting in July.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday (https://lat.ms/1lFAEU6 ) that the ban comes two years after city officials voted to phase out the bags to slash the amount of trash in landfills and the ocean.

Big-chain grocers and larger supermarkets in the city have been charging customers 10 cents for paper bags since earlier this year, or 15 cents or more for reusable plastic bags.

A slew of cities in California have passed similar measures, including San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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