Long Beach resident Keiko Karat carries an arm-full of plastic bags of goods she bought at Big Lots in Long Beach Monday. Monday is the first day of Long Beach's ban on plastic bags for grocery stores as well as many stores such as Target and Walmart. However, some stores such as Big Lots aren't affected by the ban until January 1, 2012.
August 01, 2011.
Photo by Steve McCrank / Daily Breeze