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by:Xilong      2019-10-03
Los Angeles became the largest city in the United States on Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the City Council voted 13-1 to phase out plastic bags in the next 12 months.
The ban, a victory for environmental groups and clean water activists, will involve about 7,500 stores currently using plastic bags, the newspaper said.
The vote on Wednesday was 4-
An environmental review is conducted once a month, followed by a ban.
Several other cities in California, including Long Beach and San Francisco, have banned plastic bags.
New York City has also demanded a ban.
The vote in Los Angeles was hailed as a huge victory by environmental groups.
Plastic is harmful to our environment.
This is a threat to the coastal economy.
This is a danger for marine life, and it is an unreasonable burden for taxpayers who have to pay for the clean-up year after year, \"lawyer H.
David Nahai, a former water and electricity executive ).
According to The Times, employees of plastic bag manufacturers wear T-shirts
The shirt reading \"Don\'t Kill My Job\" begged council members to reject the ban, saying it could lead to unemployment.
\"My family also depends on my work and benefits,\" said Alejandro Ortega, an AB employee at Crown Poly . \".
According to The Times, the appointment of Los Angeles city Changan Donio villagossa also hopes the ban will include paper shopping bags.
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