L.A. Seeks Reduction in Plastic Bag Use

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote yesterday on a proposal for the industry to voluntarily reduce plastic bag usage by 2010 or, if the reduction rate does not meet the benchmarks set by the board, to ban plastic carryout bags outright at large supermarkets and retail stores.

LOS ANGELES — The County Board of Supervisors here was scheduled to vote yesterday on a proposal for the industry to voluntarily reduce plastic bag usage by 2010 or, if the reduction rate does not meet the benchmarks set by the board, to ban plastic carryout bags outright at large supermarkets and retail stores. At issue in yesterday’s debate was whether those benchmarks would call for a 30% reduction by 2010 and a 65% overall reduction by 2013 — which the California Grocers Association advoc

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