Way to Go, Glendale!

It’s official: The Glendale City Council just voted to adopt a single-use bag ordinance. With this unanimous vote, Glendale becomes one of the largest inland communities to ban plastic bags in California.

Modeled after the 2011 L.A. County ordinance, Glendale’s version will become effective on Jan. 1, 2014, and applies to grocery stores, large pharmacies, and most convenience stores. Farmer’s markets, city-sponsored events or any event held on city property will also be prohibited from distributing single-use plastic bags.

Learn more about the ordinance.

Why are plastic bags so bad? Read our Plastic Bag 101 to find out.