L.A. bans plastic bags


Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to phase out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, according to reports. After a year, retailers can charge 10 cents for paper bags. The city's program would be modeled after bag bans in other California cities.
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