Phase 2 of the Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect on July 1

Phase 2 of the Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect on July 1

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Single Use Carryout Bag Ordinance – L.A.M.C. 182604 (LAMC section 195.01, et. Seq)

Key Provisions:

  • Stores may no longer use single-use plastic bags (pharmacy and produce bags are exceptions)
  • Stores must charge a $0.10 fee for each recyclable paper bag used
  • Stores must offer reusable bags free or at a cost to shoppers
  • Stores must provide free recyclable paper bags or free reusable bags to participants of California special programs (WIC, SNAP, EBT)
  • Stores must provide a quarterly report to the City with the number of recyclable paper bags provided to customers, the amount collected from paper bag charges, and the efforts taken to promote the ordinance

Stores affected January 1:

All large stores with gross annual sales of over $2 million a year or with at least 10,000 square feet of retail space that generate sales or use tax and have a licensed pharmacy (includes large grocery stores like Vons, Ralphs, Food-4-Less, etc., large pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, etc., large retail stores selling groceries like Target, Walmart, etc.)

Stores affected July 1:
Small grocery stores and markets, small pharmacies, convenience stores selling milk/bread/soda/snacks (7-11, Arco ampm, etc.), liquor stores

Stores not affected:
Restaurants, dry cleaners, retail stores that don’t sell groceries (toy stores, clothing stores, hardware stores, etc.)

Note about alcoholic beverages:
Neither the provisions of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act nor the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s business regulations require any licensee to put alcoholic beverage purchases in bags or other containers before customers leave the licensed premises

Benefits of the ordinance:

  • Protects water bodies from plastic debris
  • Decreases dangers to wildlife from ingestion or entrapment
  • Reduces litter in our parks, beaches, streets and communities
  • Eliminates single use plastic bags in landfills
  • Redirects for alternate uses the millions of barrels of oil used every year to create plastic bags

Plastic bag statistics:

  • The average plastic bag is used for is 12 minutes
  • Americans typically each use around 330 disposable plastic bags per year
  • Half a million plastic bags are used in the United States every minute
  • Plastic bags take 1,000 years to break down, if at all
  • Californians use about 19 billion plastic bags every year

For more information, please visit www.lacitybag.com
For questions, please call 1-800-773-2489

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Store List for July 1 Bag Giveaway Locations

Big Savor Foods Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
3000 North Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031

La Tropicana Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
5200 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Olive Fresh Garden Market Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
12521 Oxnard Street, North Hollywood, CA 91606

India Sweets & Spices Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
22009 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Whole Foods Market Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
4520 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Sabzee Market Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
17461 Ventura Bl, Encino, CA 91316

7-Eleven Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
8416 Lankershim Bl, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Farmers Ranch Market Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
7111 Sepulveda Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91405

Payless Foods Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
10455 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Pacoima, CA 91331

7-Eleven Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
8724 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040

Superior Grocers Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
8811 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Numero Uno Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
4373 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Galleria Market Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
3250 W. Olympic Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90006

Santa Monica Kosher Mkt Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
11540 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90025

De Soto Mini Mart Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
9111 De Soto Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Granada Hills Market Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
11116 Balboa Boulevard, Granada Hills, CA 91344

India Sweets & Spices Time: 9 to 11 AM or until supplies last
3126 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Super Market – A Gro Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
1487 W. Sunset Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mercado Mexico Market Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
3554 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023

El Super Time: 12 to 2 PM or until supplies last
120 W. Anaheim Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

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