Reusable Bags Being Circulated in LA ahead of the Plastic Bag Ban
December 26, 2013 by
Plastic bags are out, while reusable bags are getting popular. The trend is catching up across American states and cities with plastic bag ban enforcement coming through. In Los Angeles, the plastic bag ban is slated to come into affect from the very first day of the New Year 2014.
10,000 Reusable Bags to Be Given Out
It needs publicity and campaigns to make people aware of the need to use reusable bags. With the ban on plastic bags coming from January 1, 2014, they will go out of circulation city wide in Los Angeles. The city dwellers will then be compelled to use reusable plastic bags. So, they are already being given nearly ten thousand reusable bags across LA. This exercise is expected to raise their awareness and inculcate in them the habit of using reusable bags.
The effort to create this awareness is an exercise that no agency can undertake single handed. When several organizations pull in their strength towards the common goal of elimination of single use plastic bags, the ambitious target of weaning away Los Angeles residents from using single use plastic bags can be achieved successfully. Therefore, ‘Heal the Bay’ is out to support the city’s sanitation bureau in this massive exercise. The two agencies are delivering recyclable bags across districts. They are pleading the holiday shoppers to give up the use of plastic bags.
There are several other organizations that are chipping in their efforts to promote and popularize the use of reusable bags. So, they are also distributing reusable bags wherever they can. Some of these organizations include, Punk Rock Marthas, Los Angeles Beautification Team, the Children’s Nature Institute and several other agencies.
While ban will be effective on larger stores from January 1, 2014, smaller stores will comply with the ban from July1, 2014. It is estimated that nearly 2 billion plastic bags are used annually in LA.
Wholesale Reusable Bags Will Be in Demand
Single use plastic bags are nearly out of use across every city and state in the U.S.A. They are well on their way out wherever they are not yet completely gone. Evidently then, wholesale reusable bags will replace single use plastic bags. Those who find it difficult to give up on single use plastic bags must understand that it is just a matter of habit. When people get used to reusable bags, they will not feel any inconvenience. It is also important to understand that the increasing use of throw away plastic bags have caused a huge damage to marine life and polluted the planet. When stuffed in landfills, plastics don’t degrade too.