“Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping.
“The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.”
L.A. OKs ban on plastic bags at checkout, LA Times, May 24, 2012
Shame on you Councilmember Bernard C. Parks for voting against it. Health hazards? Just get cloth bags and wash them with hot water and bleach if you’re worried about it. Or get oilcloth bags and clean them with disinfecting spray or wipes. It’s not rocket science Mr. Parks; give us some cleanliness credit. Sheesh.