Culver City Council to Hold Public Discussion on Plastic Bags

The City Council will hold a discussion on single-use carryout bags on Mon. Dec. 10 at City Hall.

The Culver City City Council is inviting the community to participate in a discussion about the use of single use carryout bags.

The meeting will take place on Mon. Dec. 10 at City Hall at 7 p.m. in council chambers. During the meeting, the City Council will be asked to provide direction to staff regarding restricting or otherwise discouraging the distribution of single use bags. The City Council will also be asked to provide direction regarding the public outreach process and the potential preparation of an ordinance for future City Council consideration and related environmental documents.

Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County and the City of Santa Monica have already passed legislation relating to the use of single carryout bags and several Culver City organizations and residents are advocating for a complete plastic bag ban in Culver City.

Among them are Heal the Bay and Ballona Creek Renaissance, which are pushing for a ban to help reduce the damaging impact of unnecessary plastic.

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shane December 03, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Get rid of the plastic. People will adapt, move on. I am always shocked and troubled, at how much plastic I see when I'm out at the beach, and or on the ocean alone; and that's just whats on the surface. It's a "no brainer", and a win win situation to get rid of them--for starters.
Corky Jackson December 03, 2012 at 08:38 PM
This conference in England found that the world's oceans are in "shocking decline." Coral reefs are dying, ocean creatures are dying, there are dead spots in the ocean. Since the oceans create 70% of the oxygen we breathe, we must do everything in our power to protect them: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13796479 Also, this study found that Marine Debris directly cost the 21 member countries of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), including the United States, more than $1.265 billion in 2008: http://www.nowpap.org/data/ML%20ref/APEC'ML-control...Cost-vs-Benefit.pdf This is not only environmental issue, but an economic issue. I urge the Culver City Council to approve a plastic bag ban with all haste.


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