A ban on single-use plastic grocery bags will take effect in large West Hollywood stores today as the city joins Los Angeles County, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and other communities that have already outlawed them.
The West Hollywood ban will affect grocery and retail stores that are at least 10,000 square feet.
Smaller stores will have to adopt the ban on Aug. 20.
Customers will have to provide their own reusable bags at affected stores or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.
The paper bags sold by stores must be made from at least 40 percent recycled material.
More information on the ban is available on the city’s website at www.weho.org/plasticbagban.