L.A. County Mulls Plastic Bag Ban

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to get consumers to utilize reusable bags, the County Board of Supervisors here introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags in the county's unincorporated areas — areas without their own governing bodies — effective July 1, 2011.

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to get consumers to utilize reusable bags, the County Board of Supervisors here introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags in the county's unincorporated areas — areas without their own governing bodies — effective July 1, 2011.

The ordinance would also impose a 10-cent charge for paper bags at all supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores in those areas, while smaller retailers would have until Ja

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