Calif. retailers cope with bag restrictions

Calif. retailers cope with bag restrictions

“If plastic bags are going to be banned, then there should be a state law rather than laws by individual cities with different language and different requirements.” — JACK BROWN, chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets

As the California legislature prepares to consider a new proposal to ban single-use plastic bags throughout California, retailers in Los Angeles are already dealing with implementing the ban.

The ban in L.A. took effect Jan. 1, and retailers there are adjusting, though some expressed dissatisfaction with the local ordinance.

Some were reluctant to discuss the issue for fear that anything they said might have some unforeseen negative impact on passage of a statewide ordinan

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