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As of July 1, 2014, Los Angeles’ Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance will affect smaller markets and groceries

The purpose of this website is to provide information about Los Angeles’ Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance and its environmental benefits.


As of January 1, 2014:

  • Large Grocery stores and markets, among others, will no longer offer free plastic carryout bags to customers.
  • Recycled paper bags may be offered at a cost of $0.10 per bag.
  • Bring your own reusable bag to carry out groceries. It is a small inconvenience for the cleaner and healthier environment.

Help Protect Land and Resources

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When it rains, plastic bags that litter streets are carried into catch basins to storm drains into waterways and into the ocean.
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Plastic is non bio-degradable. It would take 1,000 years for a single plastic bag to decompose or break down, if at all.

The New Reusable Bagbag

Shop with a Convenient Reusable Bag!

Plastic Bags can be so inconvenient and costly when you stop to consider that:

Millions of barrels of oil are used each year to create plastic shopping bags that can rip and tear.

Plastic is non bio-degradable. It would take 1,00 years for a single bag to decompose or break down, if at all.

Plastic Bags photo-degrade. That means that they break down into small pieces that can be ingested by wildlife and absorbed into the environment.