Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Laguna Beach: OneFrom the City: City Adopts Plastic Carryout Grocery Bag Prohibition Effective In 2013
The Laguna Beach City Council in February adopted the Disposable Bag Reduction Ordinance, which prohibits most local retail establishments from distributing single-use, plastic grocery bags to their customers. Restaurants and take-out food establishments are excluded from the ordinance at this time. The ordinance also exempts the use of plastic produce bags to transport fruit and vegetable produce and meat/poultry items to the check-out line.

The ordinance also prohibits distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags at City-sponsored events or activities and on City property or the Farmers Market.

The ordinance further requires groceries stores, liquor stores, convenience stores (convenience marts and gasoline station marts) to make only recycled paper bags and reusable bags available to customers and to include a 10-cent cost-pass through charge for each paper bag distributed at the point-of-sale.

The ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2013.
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12:26 AM 2.04 feet Low Tide
06:23 AM 4.98 feet High Tide
06:58 AM Sunrise
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