HBO ‘VEEP’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus helped to spearhead the ban on plastic in Los Angeles.
The city became the largest in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a victory to environmentalists.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Louis-Dreyfus joined environmental groups, as the City Council voted 13 to 1 to end plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores.
Councilman Bernard Parks cast the only “no” vote.
“Let’s get the message to Sacramento that it’s time to go statewide,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, reported the LAT.
The LAT reports that Los Angeles County’s 10-cent fee on paper bags has led to a 94% reduction in the use of those bags, said Jennie R. Romer, the founder of www.plasticbaglaws.org.
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