Skip to comments.Ban on plastic bags at L.A. markets is approved
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:04:44 PM PDT by SMGFan
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the regions waterways and the ocean.
Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores. Councilman Bernard Parks cast the lone no vote.
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What are these liberal idiots going to do when they find out that those reusable bags contain nasty bacteria that comes in contact with edibles? Whoopsie?
That’s too deep and complex for liberals. One crisis at a time please.
http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2012/05/in_a_first_oregon_scientific_s.html ~ the LA City Council is doing this KNOWING FULL WELL that the replacements for the cheap throwaway bags will carry NOROVIRUS and other diseases and kill people.
What’s up with these people? I recycle a lot of my grocery bags as trash liners to all my small trash cans in my house and if I get an abundance of extras, I take them to the recycling bins where they’ll be recycled again. What’s wrong with this notion? These movie stars should worry about other stuff, like Obama wanting to tax them an additional 50%!
These bags are reused for a variety of things and can be recycled, are these people opposed to recycling now.
So when when meat juices drip into the woven bags and can’t be cleaned then people get sick can we sue her.
Study finds reusable grocery bags can harbor dangerous bacteria
Those reusable, fabric shopping bags may be kind to the environment, but they may not be good for your family’s health — if you don’t wash them.
A new study, in which researchers randomly tested 84 reusable grocery bags carried by shoppers in Tucson, Los Angeles and San Francisco, found that more than half were contaminated with food-borne bacteria.
Twelve percent was E. coli, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. While abdominal cramps and diarrhea are most common, serious — sometimes life-threatening — complications can develop, especially among young people and older adults.
What do they want people to do - carry stuff stacked up on their heads like they do in Somalia?
More feel good BS from the left.
There’s plenty of room in landfills and a plastic bag has far less mass than the paper version. More fuel to haul in paper and haul out. Paper plants emit greenhouse gas.
This is why California is becoming our Greece.
Things must be going great in LA for this to be a big deal and so important right now. Wait until people are getting sick all over the place frmo reusing plastic bags.
Well honestly. If you’re buying so much food that you need a bag to carry it in, you are clearly over consuming. Shame on you! Think of the poor.
More here, plus a poll to FReep.
But when I was a kid, we used brown paper bags for groceries, kitchen garbage bags, book covers, and we recycled bottles for future use. I used paper bags for shipping material etc.. while I hate the “green” bags, let’s go to back to paper..
lots of people use them to pick up dog crap- i see a huge amount of crap left on the grass
so if you walk in and dog have a reusable one- do they make ya buy one? is there still paper ones around? are we gonna be carrying stuff out in boxes life costco- wont the boxes become litter?
Meat is murder.
From what I’m reading it’s “checkout” bags. Not the bags at the produce, meat, etc, counters.
I like plastic bags. What are we supposed to use to pick up dog doo with?
And I hate those women with their prissy little green bags.
What business is it over the governments’s anyway?