Plastic Bags Banned from Laguna Beach Stores

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Laguna Beach, making it the first city in Orange County to enact such a law.

The ordinance bans the distribution of single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and other retail outlets.

However, it does not apply to plastic produce bags used to carry fruits, vegetables and meats.

Stores are allowed to provide recycled paper bags to customers at a cost of 10 cents per bag.

The stores will keep the funds generated as “an incentive to encourage shoppers to use reusable bags,” the city says on its website.

Nearby Dana Point has passed a similar law, which is set to take effect this April.

Other Southland cities including Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, West Hollywood and Long Beach have adopted similar measures over the past year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.