Beverly Hills News
The first phase of the ban affects supermarkets and large, retail stores with pharmacies. In the City, those stores include Whole Foods, Pavillion’s, two Rite-Aid pharmacies and a CVS Pharmacy. The second phase is set to begin on January 1, 2015, which will ban the use of small bags at smaller grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and food markets. The new ordinance is asking stores to provide their customers with recyclable paper bags at a cost of 10 cents each. Stores can provide customers with reusable bags for sale or no charge.
The City has already begun distributing reusable shopping bags to residents at a variety of community events. The free reusable bags are available to residents (one bag per customer) while supplies last. Bags can be picked up from July 7 to July 11 at the
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