Yet another city wants to ban the plastic bag? We’re not complaining.
Laguna Beach is the latest city to jump on the bandwagon to ban the single-use plastic bags distributed by retailers.
If this law goes into effect, retailers will have a 6-month grace period to use up existing stock. Stores that don’t comply with the new law will receive one courtesy warning, then face fees of up to $500 for repeated violations.
Unlike Los Angeles, Laguna Beach plans to offer paper bags, albeit with a possible charge of 10 cents per bag.
“It costs two to three cents on average to produce a plastic bag,” said Chad Nelsen, environmental director of the Surfrider Foundation. “It costs the public 17 cents to clean them up.”
Have you made the switch to reusable bags yet?