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Glendale considers ban on plastic bags

October 25, 2011 |  1:00 pm

Glendale considering ban on plastic bags

The city of Glendale is considering a ban on plastic bags similar to ordinances adopted in Los Angeles County and several cities throughout the state.

The law would affect more than 2,000 stores by January 2012. It would ban plastic bags and require retailers to levy a 10-cent surcharge per paper bag, the Glendale News-Press reported.

"The negative impact to the environment as a result of these bags motivates us to ban plastic bags," said Public Works Director Steve Zurn, adding that officials envision a rule that prevents all retailers, from grocery to drugstores, from using plastic bags.


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Photo: Andy Keller (of a company called "ChicoBag") stands on Temple Street in downtwon Los Angeles covered with plastic bags during a rally supporting a proposed ban on plastic bags last year. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times