Ping! Looney left strikes again.
Im all for putting a plastic bag over that idiot’s head
Can I make an observation? The reason we have plastic bags in the first place is because of liberal enviro-extremism. Years ago, grocery stores and other retailers used paper bags.
But, liberal enviro-extremists wanted to save trees and save the rainforests, so retailers were pressured to switch to plastic to save trees.
The same liberal enviro-extremists who are now so alarmed at plastic bags are the ones who foisted plastic bags on us in the first place!!
So now, are we allowed to ask why these enviro-nazis made such an error years ago in pressuring for the use of plastic instead of paper?
Were they wrong then or are they wrong now? Why do we have to listen to the lunatic fringe of the environmental movement in making laws anyway???
Just make the plastic bag handles a little bigger so that the seals can handle them better when the bags drift out to sea. It isn’t like the seals don’t have things to carry around.
“Starting in July 2016, grocery retailers could only provide reusable plastic bags, which many stores already offer at a fee”
I use a reusable type bag when I go shopping at Aldi’s (since they don’t carry any bags of their own). HOWEVER, I only use it for things like canned goods, dry package stuff like crackers and so on. When it comes to things like meat, seafood, and even some produce, whatever I use is one-and-done. Not worth the risk of later cross-contamination, IMHO.
We have a troop of minutiae rangers running California.
Plastic bags make lousy book covers!
Titanic is sinking, lets play charades!
Dumbo-crats 1970... Save the trees, Use plastic bags!!
Also, several links suggest washing recyclable grocery bags. But that leads to problems concerning alleged AGW from energy used to run washing machine and heat water, but also includes screwing up environment with wash detergent.
And who is going to take the time to hand-wash these bags?
Plastic bags are being demonized across the world these days, but most of the statistics given to justify bag bans and taxes are either misleading or just plain wrong. Below are some of the more popular myths about plastic bags, as well as some interesting facts.
Plastic Bag Myths
http://www.apmbags.com/bagmythsPlastic Bag Myths
Why not just ban indoor heating and electric lights as well? It’s killing the trees, you know. Customers will be required to carry their own beeswax candles (but not flash lights) to see, and dress warmly on winter days. The store itself will be made from recycled finger and toe nails. No meat will be sold of course, but condoms will be mandatory. The check-out lines themselves will take a full day to get through, since everything is free and the state can only pay for one employee per store.
This from the idiots on the left that FORCED the use of plastic when they wanted a ban on paper.
After they ban plastic and demand reusable cloth bags, they’ll want to ban those for something else.
It’s never about the reason with the left, it’s the “cause” and the mechanism of agitation.
F them all.
We use them for cat litter and lining trash cans so I’ll just buy a few cases of 1,000 before they outlaw them!
Let’s have a ban on Assembly Democrats.
You can buy them in bulk (1000) at Sam’s and carry a few as you go shopping. Have a few extra in case you see someone that could use one or two. It would be easier and cheaper than using whatever product is being touted, and whenever it gets lost, soiled, or damaged you won’t suffer from its loss.
Imagine thousands of people complying with that silly law by carrying the very product that is being “banned”.
I don’t like plastic bags. The groceries fall out all over the trunk floor, sometimes spilling their contents (Windex). The bags blow into my yard, on the streets & parks, & they are a hazard for animals & fish. Plastic grocery bags suck!
Paper bags were so much better. They stand in the trunk, as do the items they contain - no spills. There are a hundred things you can do with a (free) paper bag! They make great luggage in a pinch. They melt in the environment. They are made from a renewable resource. Water is their only enemy, yet including a little wax on the bag, as paper cups do, could solve that problem.
Regardless, I do not favor a ban on plastic bags. Reliance on reusable bags will end up making a lot of people sick from contaminated bags, justifying more packaging on individual grocery items, using even more plastic to seal the packages. Packaging is already a nightmare - we don’t need more!
Paper bags are the solution, IMO.
We’ve got way too many politicians in this country.
Dang, usually the Austin hippies follows Kaleefornika, but they beat them on this one. No single use plastic bags will be available there after Feb 2013.
Retail stores will not be able to offer single-use plastic or paper bags at check out beginning in March of 2013. Shoppers will be required to bring a reusable bag.
The city is expected to spend up to $2 million to educate residents about the change.