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Last week, Los Angeles became the largest US city to ban single-use plastic bags, after the Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly endorsed a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags in grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies within city limits. 

Regarding the passing of the bill, Councilman Paul Koretz said, “I’m deliriously excited about the passage of this measure. Ever since I first heard about the floating plastic island in the Pacific, while I was still in the state legislature, I have been trying to move the ball forward on banning plastic bags in this state.”
 
Great job, Paul! Paul Koretz is my council member and a passionate, great guy.
 
Councilmember Eric Garcetti, added: “Plastic bags clog our landfills, clog drainage systems, and litter neighborhoods. This ban will help us keep our communities healthy and clean.”
 
At Organically Grown®, we have been struggling with the philosophy of our packaging. The idea that our clothes are packaged in a plastic poly bag personally disturbs me. However, others believe that our customers expect it as part of a finished product.
 
What do you think?

By Bob Stein, founder of Organically Grown


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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Celebrating Earth Day

I thought that the best way to honor Earth Day was not to talk the talk, but rather to walk the walk….or, to put it another way, take a hike. The following photos are a compilation of the various weekend hikes Julia and I have taken with friends over the past two months in our Southern California playground of the Santa Monica Mountains. These photos remind us why we love our planet. Happy Earth Day!

By Bob Stein, co-founder of Organically Grown