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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

99 Market no plastic bags? City of Industry

LA County in unincorporated areas has banned plastic bags, but the 99 Ranch Market we went to last night is in City of Industry, not an unincorportated area, had no plastic bags!  And yet they did not have plastic bags and seemed to be following the ordinance for unincorporated LA County.

Per this official map they are in Industry:


And yes, I sent an E-Mail to 99 Market asking them why.



Blogger Nelson Chen said...

I heard how in Taiwan plastic bags are permitted, but stores are not allowed to give them away for "free." They must charge at least NT$1 per bag. In practice, such means that the number of bags used is substantially reduced, but people who really want them can still have them. The regulation is less onerous than a flat-out ban. What do you all think of their idea?

October 12, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Ray Ritchey said...

I have mixed feelings on the ban, and I feel it was more of a feel good measure than anything else. Paper Bags can be purchased for 10 cents each, but plastic bags are banned. The ban in LA county has two phases, and currently only phase 1 has been implemented. Phase 2 will affect smaller retailers.

October 12, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

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