Washington, DC (April 6, 2015) -- This release is issued by King & Spalding:
(1/28/2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the accomplishments of Command Packaging in EPA's WasteWise program for reducing their climate footprint, improving efficiency, helping communities and achieving cost savings through waste reduction. The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes.
Fourteen WasteWise participants reported preventing and diverting a total of nearly 7.6 million tons of waste from being disposed in landfills or incinerators in 2013. This amount of waste diversion represents a reduction in greenhouse gases equivalent to taking more than 2.3 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year. Read the full press release >>>
Restaurants and retail shops are exempt from the LA bag ban.
The Los Angeles Bag Ban on single use disposable bags will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, at grocery stores and pharmacies.