Skip to comments.San Francisco expands plastic-bag ban
Posted on 02/10/2012 11:12:35 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shoppers in San Francisco will have to pay 10 cents per bag and more retailers are now banned from handing out plastic bags under a proposal approved Tuesday by the city's Board of Supervisors.
San Francisco already bans large grocery stores and chain pharmacies from using plastic bags, which are blamed for clogging landfills and waterways. The proposal extends that ban to restaurants and to gift shops, hardware stores, boutiques and other retailers.
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Here we go again...
Nanny State PING!
So they would rather kill the rainforest and/or spread samonela via the “green” reusable bags they are pushing, go figure......
Doesn’t Nancy Pelosi qualify as a plastic bag?
They start with the plastic bags. Gotta “save da planet” don’t ya know. Next will be all thing plastic.
Okay, I know this is going to surprise some people, but I don’t particularly blame the politicians in San Francisco on this one.
How would any of us like to be a politician with their record, and have so many perfect head-sized plastic bags out there a citizen could find a reasoned use for, if they ever woke up?
Landfills? Isn't that where plastic bags go to die?
Anyone ever see a waterway 'clogged' up with plastic bags?
If they are so concerned with plastic bags filling up landfills , then why do they demand that all trash be placed in a large plastic bag?
This bans the stores from giving you any kind of bag at all...
Not just plastic...
“My name is Decker. I’m a Bag Runner. I look for people with plastic bags and then I shoot them. We call this ‘recycling’.”
New song: “I Left My Plastic Bag in San Francisco.”
Does the bag ban apply to the liberal newspapers who bag their papers in the rain?
What do San Franciscans use for pooper scooper bags in SF? -Either from walking their dogs or scooping out the litter box?
Do they have to buy plastic bags specially designated for that use?
No, she’s just an old bag.
These are the same people who forced plastic bags on us 30 years ago.
No silly. Laws do not apply to elitists.
I wonder what the definition of a plastic bag in the law is? A condom is really just a plastic bag isn’t it? Are they banning condoms in gay San Francisco?
I work for a company that tosses plastic wrap, styrofoam and plastic banding into a dumpster (30’ x 12’ x 10’) until it is nearly full every day. I bet other industrial plants are tossing out similar things made of plastic. If these environweenes want to do something with plastic waste, why not use it to generate electricity? If not that, we should turn it into boats and ships these nitwits to a country where they would feel happy.
Bad news for Mittens. As a plastic wind bag he won’t be able to visit all his usual bath houses now.
No price is too high [for you] to pay when a liberals wants to feel good about themselves, and in control of YOUR actions.
Thanks for the ping!
They actually started by banning paper bags in they 80’s. That was to combat the coming ice age, so we all went to the crappy plastic bags. Can I officially blame the for “globull warming?” This is just more proof that statists never stop!
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