April 21, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Century City Now Covered Under Plastic Bag Ban

A new year means new laws and practices. Here in Century City, locals joined the rest of Los Angeles in saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags.

In the first step of a two-part process, shoppers at large retail grocery stores will have to use their own reusable bags to carry out their respective purchases or be subject to a 10-cent fee to use a recyclable paper bag instead.

Single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at large retailers, such as Vons or Ralph’s; the ban went into effect Jan. 1. In the second phase, other stores – primarily independent markets – will be required to impose the 10-cent recyclable bag fee and stop providing customers with single-use plastic bags by July 1.

The ban is currently only applicable to large chains that meet certain revenue or square footage thresholds. Under the City law, which was approved last year by council members in an 11-1 vote, any supermarket earning north of $2 million annually or occupying 10,000 square feet (or more) in retail or commercial space were the first required to incorporate the single-use plastic bag ban.

Once in full effect in July, single-use plastic bags will not be available at any store selling perishable foods.

The City of Los Angeles as a whole joins Santa Monica and San Francisco in adopting a single-use plastic bag ban. A ban on single-use plastic bags is also in effect of Los Angeles County.

In Sacramento, legislators attempted more than three years ago to adopt a ban on single-use plastic bags state law, as well as set a baseline for what types of reusable bags could be used in supermarkets. While the legislation gained traction in the Assembly, the State Senate failed to adopt the proposed law.

Here in Century City, some of the grocery stores where shoppers should plan on bringing a reusable bag include Gelson’s Market in the Westfield Mall, Ralph’s on Olympic Boulevard just west of Fox Hills Drive, and Gelson’s on Olympic Boulevard and El Camino Drive. By July 1, shoppers at all markets surrounding Century City will either be charged 10 cents for a recyclable paper bag or be allowed to use a reusable bag.

Los Angeles is the largest city in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags; according to news reports, about 90 cities nationwide have similar policies.

In neighboring Santa Monica, for example, the single-use plastic bag ban applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, mini-marts, liquor stores, and pharmacies.

Single-use plastic bags were first introduced to consumers in 1982. It is estimated that 19 billion single-used plastic bags are used annually in California.

Los Angeles City officials conducted an environmental study and determined Angelenos consume an estimated two billion single-use plastic bags annually.

The single-use plastic bag ban is a victory for those who claim the items litter local beaches and clog storm drains.

The Century City News will follow-up on the single-use plastic bag ban in its next issue to see how the City’s new policy has impacted local markets.

Related Posts

Make Science Your Destination This Summer

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

Destination Science is the fun science day camp for curious kids with over 15 STEM activities weekly, three science stations...

Prime Time Sports Camps Coming Soon

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

Prime Time Sports Camp has remained a constant in the everchanging camp landscape for over 30 years by following this...

Groundlings Summer Improv Classes Open April 2

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

A summer of improvisation is around the corner at The Groundlings.  Three months of summer class offerings for teens will...

Coming to Venice for 4/20? Visit your original cannabis locals! Specials! Live entertainment @4:20pm  Doors open at 10am!!

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

Coming to Venice for 4/20? Visit your original cannabis locals! Specials! Live entertainment @4:20pm Doors open at 10am!! Free goodies!!...

Venice Kush Hosts “The Real Deal” Cannabis Celebration at the Beach

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

A Day of Education, Innovation, and Community at Venice Beach Venice Kush is gearing up to host its much-anticipated “The...

Get Jokerfied with The People’s Joker Director Vera Drew Interview; Now Playing at the Nuart Theatre

April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

Vera Drew on Crafting a Trans Supervillain and Creating Comedy Chaos By Dolores Quintana The People’s Joker is an explosive...

Nicolas Cage Stars in Arcadian: A Bewitching Apocalypse

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

New Horror Film Delivers Solid Monster Movie Experience Arcadian is a new horror film starring Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario, Mandy),...

Westside Woman Pleads Guilty to $2M COVID-19 Loan Fraud, IRS Scam

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

Suspect Admits to Wire Fraud, False Claims in Elaborate Scheme Casie Hynes, a resident of the Mid-City area, entered a...

Body Found Abandoned in Stolen U-Haul Truck in Los Angeles Mid-City

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

LAPD Investigates Disturbing Discovery After Worker Reports Foul Odor Authorities are probing a disturbing incident after a body was discovered...

(Video) Award-Winning Pianist to Premiere “Rocket Man: A Live Orchestral Experience” in Santa Monica

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

Classic Songs Will Include “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” @culvercitywlanews “Rocket Man” is coming soon to Santa Monica...

Tito’s Tacos to Introduce New Chicken Burrito for Cinco De Mayo

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

Beloved Westside Eatery Unveils Fresh Addition to Timeless Menu Tito’s Tacos, a cherished Los Angeles establishment renowned for its timeless...

Michael’s Santa Monica Celebrates 45 Years with Culinary Extravaganza With Famous Chefs

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

Iconic Restaurant Hosts “Great Party!!” Benefitting No Kid Hungry Campaign  Michael’s Santa Monica is set to commemorate its 45th anniversary...

Los Angeles Times Presents Star-Studded Lineup for 29th Festival of Books This Weekend

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

Over 550 Writers and Celebrities to Grace USC Campus for Weekend Extravaganza The Los Angeles Times has a stellar lineup...

Girls Learn Self Defense at Empowerment Summer Camp for Girls

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

This summer, girls are invited to explore practical self defense training at SHIELD Women’s Self Defense’s 2024 Empowerment Summer Camp...

Brentwood Art Center: Kids Explore Fundamentals of Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media

April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

The beloved Brentwood Art Center is hosting summer camps at its new location at Olympic and 17th in Santa Monica. ...