California bans single-use plastic bags
LOS ANGELES (KNBC) – California has become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags.
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the ban, which would prohibit single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and large pharmacies in 2015.
The measure also features $2 million in loans to help manufacturers shift to producing reusable bags.
It would also allow stores to charge 10 cents for each paper and reusable bag.