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Plastic bags: Laguna Beach considers ban

August 7, 2011 |  3:39 pm

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Laguna Beach might be the next city to ban plastic bags.

The city's Water Quality Department has begun the process of enacting an ordinance in the wake of a California Supreme Court decision upholding Manhattan Beach's ban on the bags.

The court recently ruled that Manhattan Beach didn't need to issue an environmental impact report before imposing its ban, which had been challenged by the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition.

"Basically, the court said Manhattan Beach is a small town, and the restriction on plastic bags won't make a big difference, which was good for us," Laguna Water Quality Director David Shissler told the Coastline Pilot. "We are similar in size to Manhattan Beach, perhaps even a little smaller.

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Photo: Plastic bags may be banned in Laguna Beach. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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