By Sondra Murphy
Several new state laws went into effect as of July 1 that may impact our daily lives. Most have to do with traffic, but a few venture into other arenas.
Markets are now required to collect, label and recycle plastic grocery bags. Bags must display that they are recyclable to avoid any doubt in the mind of the consumer. Besides recycling plastic bags, stores statewide are required to offer reusable bags. Since Ojai markets already have such procedures in place, the impact is minimal.