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'Paper or Plastic? No Longer A Choice

By Tiobe Barron

Finally, and with comparatively little fanfare, the Ojai City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags within city limits. The ban will go into effect on July 1, to give retailers time to run through their current, already-purchased stock of plastic bags. The ordinance also requires grocery stores to charge 10 cents for recyclable paper bags distributed to customers, to dissuade consumers over time from using single-use bags altogether. Restaurants, however, are exempt from the ban;

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