Am I the only one on earth that uses these shopping bags for trash bags in our small trash cans at the house? We also use them to hold our used diapers. Do they really want me to start buying trash bags for this same purpose?
I know this is petty, but for crying out loud... can’t the liberals just leave well enough alone?
Happy 2010 everyone!!
Better to cut down a tree to make a bag than to use a waste byproduct from refining gasoline. Idiots.
Next time you go shopping in Washinton, bring a Hefty bag, that ought to make the lefties wince...
Better yet next time you go shopping, buy garbage bags and at check demand that they put your groceries in them, the cost is about the same anyways and when you get home you can use them for trash liners.
If you bring your bag do they still charge you the 5 cents?
Also if you are checking out usually when you pay they are still bagging groceries, do you now have to wait until all of your groceries are bagged before you can settle up with the cashier?
I am not sure about DC but there is no sales tax on unprepared food in Maryland, so come and shop away!
They tried that crap in San Francisco, CA. It didn’t make it down to the South Bay as yet.
Great government thinking. A 5 cent tax on grocery bags. The gov’t knows full well people are going to pay this tax and will take this tax income and spend it on some welfare project. Then, when people do shift and the money dries up? Better make it 10 cents. All wrapped up in a “save the world” bow to make us all feel good about it. There’s NOTHING to do with protecting people with this tax. It’s about one more source of funding to feed an already bloated government. I wonder if a breakdown of the spent money will be made available to the public???
China’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Save 37 Million Barrels of Oil
Has anyone stopped to think how much plastic is in a gallon of milk container?
There’s enough there to make the plastic bags to bring home all of the groceries for on trip to the store.
If they really wanted to cut down on plastic use, they would insist that everyone bring back their milk jugs to be refilled.
Now, about those plastic liners in cereal..................
Hey America! How's that hope and change thing working out for ya?
I think San Jose, Ca is scheduled to completely outlaw the use of plastic bags next year.
I always say ‘paper’ when I get groceries and I tell them it is because I like to keep the loggers working. Don’t think that is working, though, because every mill in my area is now shut down :(
Everyone needs to go to the grocers, fill up their cart with a lot of frozen stuff, go to check out and when they want your bags or to charge 5 cents for theirs, say “NEVERMIND!” and walk out. When the stores get tired of having to restock everything, they will change the law.
I can recall when plastic was a green-weenies dream. It saved all those trees from the paper mill.
Clean up the Anacostia? Sheesh!
When I used to fish the upper Potomac from Ft McNair to the Wilson Bridge, we never, ever ventured in to the Anacostia. There’s everything in there from dead bodies to dead refrigerators. They’ve been trying to clean up that piece of water for as long as I can remember. They refuse to accept the fact that it is the people that inhabit the shores of the Anacostia that are the problem. They use the river as their personal garbage dump and “open-air” trash can. It (the river) is completely surrounded by the Southeast ghettos.
Under the new law, city businesses that sell food or alcohol must charge customers five cents for every disposable paper or plastic carryout bag.