Los Angeles is considering a plan that would reduce plastic bag use by retailers and ban foam containers at city facilities, reports the Associated Press.
The city council's energy and environment committee unanimously supported Tuesday a plan to ban the use of plastic bags at all supermarkets and retail stores, unless the state passes a bill which would impose a $.25 fee for each plastic bag.
The committee's plan also bans the use of containers made of foam, or expanded polystrene plastic, at city facilities and events. The city spends $20,000 per year on polystyrene products, and most of them end up in the landfill, said Neil Guglielmo, a recycling manager at the city Bureau of Sanitation.
The full council has not yet voted on the proposal.
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