YES, San Francisco did it last year and it was in effect last November.
Consumers’ options are to buy those reuseable canvas bags or pay for a paper or biodegradeable bag at 25cents a bag. Yikes! 3% of the bag fee cost will go back to the retailer, 3% will go to the state, and the rest will go back to the city to fund an education campaign. I think that’s a mighty good idea. If people can’t chose to do what’s right for our earth, then we’ll make them do it. How much do you want to bet that people will be using those canvas bags?
This banning of the plastic bags in LA will hope to reduce litter and avoid using their 2 billion bags a year. That’s just for a city…2 billion!!! Here’s the story on the plastic bags.
These bags often end up in rivers, oceans, or landfills, where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Did you know there is so much plastic in the ocean that it kills 100,000 sea mammals each year? Get rid of the plastic…..and I mean the plastic credit cards while we’re at it.