It is scheduled to go into effect on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The ordinance bans single-use plastic carryout shopping bags from all local
The first ban went into effect last February and focused on retail establishments and supermarkets that are at least 10,000 square feet in size.
The second phase applies to all retail stores that are smaller than 10,000 square feet.
As a result, there will be a 10-cent fee imposed for paper bags at each store.
However, there are some exceptions to the rule.
Those who are exempted include:
- Customers who qualify for subsidized groceries.
- Light-weight plastic bags without handles for carrying produce and raw meat.
- Restaurants and other food providers who give plastic bags to customers to use to transport take-out food.
- Dry cleaners and farmers' markets.
To find out more information, visit the City of West Hollywood online.