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Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Begins July

Supermarkets will no longer offer plastic carryout bags. Paper bags will carry a 10-cent charge.

Plastic carryout bags will be banned in the City of Glendale under a new city ordinance adopted this month.

Starting July 1, plastic carryout bans will no longer be available in supermarkets, farmer’s markets and food marts with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more and stores of at least 10,000 square feet, according to city press release.

The ordinance also imposes a ten-cent charge on recyclable paper carryout bags, with some exceptions. City officials are encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags.

By Jan.1, 2014, smaller stores, food markets, liquor stores, City-sponsored events and facilities must be in compliance.

For more information on the ordinance, contact Alina Morshidian in the Public Works Department at (818) 548-3900 or visit the city website.

Jesse Brown February 01, 2013 at 02:25 PM
This should include: Trash can liners, Sandwich bags, freezer bags, cellophane sheets and sealing machines, garbage bags, Saran Wrap, Bubble packs (all packaging containing plastic) auto dashboards and interiors, most cell phones... only the ones with plastic... wire insulation, cheap shoes and politicians.
Donna Roberts February 01, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Terrific news. The more plastic we prevent from being manufactured, used, then discarded, the better. Enough with the disposable society.

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