LA County is free of single use plastic bags as of January 1st 2012. In an effort to reduce the impact of plastic bags LA County has launched their About the Bag website.
Online PR News – 29-January-2012 – CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA – CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA, JANURAY 28, 2012: As of January 1, 2012, LA County is free of single use plastic bags. The intent of this ordinance is to promote the use of reusable bags in order to reduce negative economic and environmental impacts associated with single use bags. Starting July 1, 2011, the county ruled that large stores could not distribute single use plastic bags and a 10-cent charge would be placed on recyclable paper bags.
The About the Bag website was created as a resource for reducing the impact of plastic bags and encouraging the use of reusable bags. As of January 1st, 2012, all smaller businesses have stopped distributing single use plastic bags. Instead, stores are able to offer reusable bags made from environmentally safe materials such as non woven polypropylene. This alternative option for grocery bags allows consumers to bring back their bags during each shopping trip and helps decrease their need to use paper or plastic shopping bags.
By ordering thousands of customized reusable bags from Factory Direct Promos, the county is promoting and celebrating the use of eco-friendly reusable bags. Merchants have been helping increase awareness of environmental issues by offering consumers reusable grocery bags. Following in the footsteps of LA County, other areas are making similar ordinances to attempt to reduce the environmental impact of consumer plastic bag use. Areas that have instituted similar ordinances include Long Beach, Santa Monica, Calabasas and Malibu.
ABOUT FACTORY DIRECT PROMOS
Factory Direct Promos is a direct manufacturer of reusable and recycled shopping bags, seed paper, recycled pens, and other environmentally friendly items. The company has a USA based customer service branch in Florida and produces fully customizable eco-friendly products. Factory Direct Promos offers customized bags and recently supplied their reusable bags to LA County to raise awareness for the About the Bag website. Learn more about Factory Direct Promos by visiting http://www.factorydirectpromos.com.
For more information about customized reusable bags from Factory Direct Promos, contact Jason Tunick via email at email@example.com or phone at (866) 222-0949.