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Will L.A. County's ban on plastic bags do any good?

November 19, 2010 | 12:35 pm

TalkThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban plastic grocery bags in areas of the county under its jurisdiction. The ban, which will begin taking effect in July, is a broadly worded measure that proponents hope could become a model for California.

Document: Read the plastic bag ban ordinance

The measure, which goes beyond ordinances adopted in Malibu and San Francisco, has sparked debate, including a critical editorial in Friday's Times. We also asked Twitter users to weigh in on the issue, asking "Why do lawmakers think banning recyclable products will solve problem?" Here's a sample of responses:

What do you think? Leave your comments below or join the discussion on Twitter (using the #LATchatter hashtag for maximum exposure).

-- Martin Beck