cruelty free · eco · LA

Los Angeles to ban plastic bags

Step in the right direction!

(via Huffington Post)

The Los Angeles City Council has moved toward banning plastic bags at grocery stores in the nation’s second-largest city.

The council voted 13-1 Wednesday to approve a policy that would ban single-use plastic bags.

The ban would take effect later this year after an environmental impact report that is expected to take four months and the council adopts an ordinance.

The city’s program would be modeled after bag bans in 48 other California cities.

The city would allow large stores to phase out plastic bags over six months and then provide free paper bags for another six months. Small retailers would have a year to phase out plastic.

After a year, retailers would be allowed to charge 10 cents for paper bags.

cruelty free · food · LA · vegan

Vegan In Three Cities

This is a guest post by Christa of Veggin’ Out With Christa. Be sure to check our her fabulous vegan blog! 

I’m sure you all can agree that being vegan can be easier in some places than others. I’ve had the pleasure of living in three major cities and was able to find some favorite go-to vegan spots. Two of the cities I’ve lived in are New York and I currently live in Los Angeles. I feel like I can see you rolling your eyes as these places happen to be two of the best cities to live in if you’re vegan! Well, the other city I lived in was Atlanta and the all vegan offerings are a little more slim so I did A LOT of cooking when I lived there, which isn’t a bad thing either. In any event, M asked me to compile a list of some of my favs for you here and I’m more than happy to oblige! These are by no means exhaustive lists, they just happen to be my top picks. So, let’s go on a tour shall we?

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