Skip to comments.Los Angeles County Has Banned Plastic Bags, Levied 10 Cent Tax On Paper (as a model for Kalifornia)
Posted on 11/17/2010 9:09:37 AM PST by WebFocus
Los Angeles County passed a major ban last night on plastic bags, according to the LA Times.
Beginning in July, 67 large supermarkets and pharmacies will stop providing plastic. By 2012, the ban will cover 1,000 local stores.
They will also charge a 10-cent surcharge for paper bags.
Although the ban will affect only the unincorporated areas outside L.A., it's seen as a model for the rest of the California -- as will be the lawsuit that might follow.
Outside of California this idea seems years away at best. But it could only help local businesses, which wouldn't have to buy thousands of bags each month from China.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
LA County has a $500 million+ budget deficit and theyre spending time and resources on outlawing plastic bags! They can carry their groceries home in the same hand basket in which they are going to hell.
And I'm sure it'll be a great help to the customers, who now apparently have to either fork over a dime or try to carry the goods out of the store in their arms??
ORIGINAL STORY HERE :
L.A. County passes sweeping ban on plastic bags
The ordinance, which by 2012 will cover 1,000 stores in unincorporated areas, also will require supermarkets and pharmacies to levy a 10-cent surcharge per paper bag. Proponents see it as a model for California.
The ban, which goes beyond ordinances adopted in Malibu and San Francisco, most directly affects 1.1 million people who live outside the county’s incorporated cities. But anyone shopping at stores in such areas would encounter the new rules.
Opponents suggested they might go to court to try to block the ban before the first phase takes effect in July, when 67 large supermarkets and pharmacies must stop providing disposable plastic bags. By January 2012, the ban will cover 1,000 stores throughout the county. The ordinance also seeks to keep shoppers from turning to paper bags as an alternative by requiring stores to levy a 10-cent surcharge per paper bag.
The goal, officials say, is to get people to adopt reusable bags made of cloth or durable plastic that can be wiped clean. An exception is being made for produce bags that keep raw vegetables and meats from being contaminated by other groceries.
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READ THE PLASTIC BAG ORDINANCE HERE :
So how will people that ride the bus get their groceries home? They’ll have to pay 10 cents extra for paper bags.
Another tax on the poor.
Who gets the dime per bag? More government revenue...
Buy a supply of your own plastic bags and carry a few in your pocket/purse when you go shopping.
PeaPod will have a resurgence.
RE: So how will people that ride the bus get their groceries home?
I guess they will have to buy a permanent grocery bag or two ( not the plastic one’s, but the more sturdy one’s ).
I wonder what the untended consequences of this will be?
We can now look forward to the importation of illegal workers from countries whose women specialize in the weaving of raffia baskets and horsehair ‘borrals’, work that native Americans won’t do.
The invisible hand will work its will on California and they will be clueless as to what is happening.
Paper is made from trees. I guess that’s okay if trees are cut down, they say there is a lot of them in the Amazon.
1) folks spend more in taxes (ok, that is an intended consequence)...
2) folks use the re-usable bags and strains of E-COLI get nasty and more people get sick
3) folks use the re-usables more often and wash them more often increasing water usage and detergents in the system
Politicians. Is there anything they don't know?
So now you will have to buy $2+ made in China woven bags to tote your groceries. These bags have been proven to harbor bacteria from leaking packages and are a health hazard.
Only have 5 woven bags? No problem, make more trips to the grocery store. Using more gas.
What are people going to pick up their dogs crap with? Better star hording bags to sell on the black market!
Interesting, the Marxist degenerate cities, populated with non producers, ride roughshod over the producers that supply their food, water and electricity.
The same mechanism that has gotten Kaliforniastan to the grand economic position it is now.
I have a soccer ball bag from Sports Authority that
works great as a grocery bag (or laundry bag). Its
a large bag made from net material, can be washed,
and holds as much as you can carry.
Those 2 dollar bags made in China have also been proven to contain lead traces which will get into your food.
Disease, and a decline in general health, from food poisoning, and the fact that healthful fruits and vegtables are bulky and heavy. Beer and wine will come in boxes with carry handles.
(Not a comment on consumer choice, just the facts)
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