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Boston City Council passes citywide plastic bag ban
Boston Business Journal ^ | November 29, 2017 | By David L. Harris

Posted on 11/30/2017 8:11:07 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

The Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed an ordinance that would seek to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags used at retail stores and other businesses throughout the city.

Mayor Martin Walsh, who must still sign the bill into law, is currently reviewing the proposal, a spokeswoman said.

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KEYWORDS: boston; ma; plasticbags
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As long as its purpose in part is to "reduce greenhouse gas emissions..." /sarc.
1 posted on 11/30/2017 8:11:07 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paper bags kill trees


2 posted on 11/30/2017 8:14:46 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Believe it or not there already is a law just like this one in Laredo, Texas


3 posted on 11/30/2017 8:15:08 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ConservativeStatement

so if you use these bags for garbage and then throw them out ,you’ll now have to buy kitchen catchers to do the job ,D’oh ,or will they be banned as well


4 posted on 11/30/2017 8:16:59 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: Fiddlstix

There is one in the entire state of California as well. Passed by counties along the coast between LA Anand SF.


5 posted on 11/30/2017 8:24:21 PM PST by Yogafist (Smith Storme)
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To: FatherofFive

Trees are a renewable resource.


6 posted on 11/30/2017 8:24:35 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These bans are based on a big lie. That the bags were single use. I always used mine 4-6 times. In CAL you can now buy thicker bags for 10 cents. So you pay the state money and get a bag which is less biodegradable. It’s just a boondoggle to increase tax revenue.


7 posted on 11/30/2017 8:26:37 PM PST by morphing libertarian (Build Kate's Wall)
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this is getting set to go country wide- apparently they woudl rather you use contaminated ‘reusable canvas pouches’ every time you shop- (which put you and your entire family at risk as they accumulate bacteria and fungus over time) and risk cross contamination-


8 posted on 11/30/2017 8:26:42 PM PST by Bob434
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To: ConservativeStatement

There was a recent study showing that about 90% of all the plastic bags that end up in the ocean come from rivers in Africa and Asia. This ocean pollution is not coming from the US, but of course our local statists are happy to grab the opportunity to impose more control over us.


9 posted on 11/30/2017 8:27:12 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Fiddlstix
I LMAO at "government".

Anarchy is looking much better as the days go by because NOBODY gets it right. I try to accept what we are given but this is not how we were founded.

10 posted on 11/30/2017 8:44:31 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: FatherofFive

Yes, first it was that paper bags killed trees and wasted mother nature. Now plastic bags kill the environment. What next?


11 posted on 11/30/2017 8:57:53 PM PST by Parmy
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Next, they'll be banning old bags...


       

12 posted on 11/30/2017 9:03:30 PM PST by Pray All Day
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To: ConservativeStatement

We have them banned where I live and it is wonderful.
I don’t miss those bags a bit.

It is so nice not having those light weight plastic bags everywhere, stuck in trees and making a mess.

Some stores provide a heavy weight plastic bag that you can buy for 10 cents. They are actually nice and can be reused a few times.

I just keep a tote with handles in my car and it goes from the cart to that. Very easy to carry inside the house.

Having lived with the bag ban for two years, I see no problem. It is actually better, much better.


13 posted on 11/30/2017 9:11:47 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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These bans are based on a big lie. That the bags were single use. I always used mine 4-6 times. In CAL you can now buy thicker bags for 10 cents. So you pay the state money and get a bag which is less biodegradable. It’s just a boondoggle to increase tax revenue.

The state does not get the money. The retailer collects and keeps the 10 cents to pay for the bags. It is not a tax.

14 posted on 11/30/2017 9:14:23 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: Yogafist

The California ban on free plastic bags is getting part of the blame for the Hepatitis A epidemic among the Homeless.


15 posted on 11/30/2017 9:27:40 PM PST by jeannineinsd
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To: gunsequalfreedom

People’s Republic of California here...so now I have to buy trash bags instead of just using the super market ones. Girlfriend has to buy bags to pick up after her dog walk. I’ve never really seen the “plastic bag epidemic” that we are supposedly “curing” by this nonsense law. We really miss those bags. Just another tax on Californians. Oh, and buy the way, the government gets the revenue...they charge sales tax on the $0.10 bags. I sure could use some 100 watt incandescents too. Effing control freaks. Libtards suck!


16 posted on 11/30/2017 10:28:20 PM PST by FlyFisher
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The 10 cents goes to the store. You are correct there is sales tax on the 10 cents. I ll check my receipt for that.


17 posted on 11/30/2017 10:49:36 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: FlyFisher

Do a community clean up and deal with those bags. They are near impossible to gather up.


18 posted on 11/30/2017 10:51:26 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: Bob434

You won’t have that problem if you use a plastic bag liner.


19 posted on 11/30/2017 11:20:23 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: gunsequalfreedom

There isn’t really any loose bags floating around my community. No need for a clean-up. Dog poop is a bigger problem in my neighborhood. Maybe a few of those “free” bags, left in a strategic location, might go a towards a solution, instead of being blamed for a non-problem. Why are you for banning useful items? I suspect there is something that you appreciate that would be gladly banned by some zealot. Welcome to America...the home of the free...unless someone doesn’t like your plastic bags or light bulbs. GunsEqualFreedom? So do plastic bags! Wake up!


20 posted on 11/30/2017 11:27:45 PM PST by FlyFisher
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