So long, plastic grocery bags?
The Los Angeles City Council voted for an ordinance banning plastic bags Tuesday, making L.A. the largest city to possibly forbid grocers from providing anything other than paper bags (at 10 cents a pop).
Plenty of people have voiced their disapproval of the ban, including one bag-totting Target customer in Eagle Rock:

"I’m going to forget to bring my bag, and I’m not going to want to pay, so Target will probably lose some of my business," the Highland Park resident said. "Then I’ll be putting even more things back."

But the inconvenience may be worth it for the greater good, as Karin Klein writes in her account of the bag-less lifestyle (with a bit of a learning curve):

Truth is, though, it can be a pain. Sometimes, you just crave a flimsy wisp of plastic with built-in handles to carry out the trash, or to hold some messy item that should not see the inside of a backpack. The reality is that life without plastic bags is entirely doable and a lot better for the environment, but it does require some adjusting.

Read more on the possible ban, which would begin in 2014, here.
Photo: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

So long, plastic grocery bags?

The Los Angeles City Council voted for an ordinance banning plastic bags Tuesday, making L.A. the largest city to possibly forbid grocers from providing anything other than paper bags (at 10 cents a pop).

Plenty of people have voiced their disapproval of the ban, including one bag-totting Target customer in Eagle Rock:

"I’m going to forget to bring my bag, and I’m not going to want to pay, so Target will probably lose some of my business," the Highland Park resident said. "Then I’ll be putting even more things back."

But the inconvenience may be worth it for the greater good, as Karin Klein writes in her account of the bag-less lifestyle (with a bit of a learning curve):

Truth is, though, it can be a pain. Sometimes, you just crave a flimsy wisp of plastic with built-in handles to carry out the trash, or to hold some messy item that should not see the inside of a backpack. The reality is that life without plastic bags is entirely doable and a lot better for the environment, but it does require some adjusting.

Read more on the possible ban, which would begin in 2014, here.

Photo: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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    I want Colorado to do the same thing!
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    los angeles, u my bb
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    I generally put groceries in my satchel or backpack even before the ban came down in Seattle, but I have to say, I do...
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    Exactly. It’s a great solution for the environment. If you had an iota of tact, you would bring bags around with you...
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