Skip to comments.Green crusaders want to rid Boise(ID) of plastic shopping bags (Barf)
Posted on 09/29/2008 9:22:44 AM PDT by Domandred
As San Francisco goes, so goes Boise.
That's not something you hear too often, but you will, if Corey Godfrey and his fellow anti-plastic shopping bag crusaders - newly christened "B.Y.O.B.B.," or "Bring Your Own Bags, Boise" - have their way.
The small grassroots group met for the first time Sunday afternoon at Veterans Park to strategize ways to make Boise disposable shopping bag-free.
San Francisco was among the first cities to adopt such a ban in 2007. Some countries have banned the bags, which have earned ignominious nicknames around the world, like "white pollution" in China.
Dressed in Bronco gear, Godfrey, whose day job is selling vacation club memberships, made his case.
"The average American family accumulates 60 plastic bags in just four trips to the grocery store. That's a lot of plastic getting stuffed away in drawers and under sinks," or making its way into the environment, he said.
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Only in bizarro world
People ought to have their own signs in reply: “M.Y.O.*.B.”
(Mind Your Own ******* Business!)
Honestly, give me a .25 cent discount per bag, give me an incentive and I'd do it. The moment they talk about banning or charging for them is when I get mad. Besides, I use those bags: They make excellent trash bag liners and are great for cat litter!
I hate those plastic bags, they always fall over and spill out everywheree.
Weren’t we supposed to go to plastic bags to save the tress because of paper bags?
Those thin plastic bags cost less than a penny which means they are very green and use few resources. Paper bags cost 5 times as much making them less green. You’d have to use a canvas bag for many years before it has less impact on the environment. Price is a very accurate indicator of net greeness.
I love it when I see folks with their own shopping bags - it means more plastic bags for me!!!
I use the plastic grocery bags as trash bags for my smaller cans in the bathrooms. Plus for other various things. So doesn’t that count?
And on the other hand, mind your own business.
Don’t be so hasty with the Bizzaro World reference. I am a Boise resident, and I can tell you that the Cali-F-heads have been invading for a while, now. It is only a matter of time (and not much time) before we have dems being elected here en-masse. They ruin their state by electing dems, then move to a good conservative state and continue electing dems. The very definition of insanity!
This is just the latest battle by the greenies to battle the Law of Unintended consequences. The way we GOT to all of the plastic bags clogging up landfills is through greenies convincing us that paper bags were not biodegradeable.
So, paper bags at the grocery store basically went the way of the Dodo bird and we got plastic - which really DOESN’T biodegrade.
Now, they want to turn the clock back and get us to pretend that this is a brilliant new solution to a problem that THEY created!!
Plastic bags are recyclable.
Plastic bags can also be made that are biodegradable.
Reusable cloth bags use way more resources to create and take many years to balance out the resources used to create plastic bags. Plus, cloth bags have to occasionally be washed which uses resources.
The simple solution is to put bag recycling bins at groceries.
The polyethylene type of plastic used to make these bags contains only hydrogen and carbon atoms making it a pure hydrocarbon that can safely be burned. The bags could be dissolved and used in a store’s diesel delivery trucks, except the number of bags to make a gallon of fuel (6 lbs.) is very large. They are very resource efficient and very green. Many are reused for trash, taking the place of thicker plastic bags.