Skip to comments.CT lawmaker proposes ban on plastic bags
Posted on 02/10/2014 4:45:34 PM PST by matt04
One state lawmaker is now hoping more people will make the switch to cloth bags, and is calling for a tax on plastic bags.
Imagine not having a ball of plastic bags in a drawer somewhere in your house. Soon, in our state, asking for a plastic bag may cost you more money.
That's what environmentalists are hoping for - a ban on plastic bags in Connecticut.
Close to 100 cities and counties across the country have already done it, the biggest city being Los Angeles. People in those cities told various news outlets that the ban is working fine.
State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) proposed this ban in 2011. This time he said he hopes more people are familiar with the idea and it will become a law.
Meyer's ban would put a 5-cent fee on any plastic bags that someone gets from a store.
"I want to encourage people to use cloth bags, which many stores are doing," Meyer said.
He added that he encourages cloth over paper bags because they are more biodegradable.
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How about a ban on Plastique Politicos?
My wife retires in 3.5 years. We’re moving to Texas. We can’t wait
..because within months, the RATS will vote on a cloth bag allowance of $22.75 per month added to their welfare account
The Seattlunatics voted in the same madness. They hate it but are now powerless to undo it. I rarely descend into the pit so (at least for now) I’m only mildly concerned.
Let me guess. The politician that proposed the legislation owns a stake in the company that manufactures the cloth sacks?
Not too many years ago Connecticut did not have a state income tax and the citizens were 47th in state taxes. Once the got an income tax they went from 47th to 4th most heavily taxed state in the nation.
Welcome to CT, home of the highest gas taxes, deposits on every bottle and can sold, every bag used, highest electric rate in the continental US and more! Move you business here today!
What the do-gooders won’t tell you, is that cloth bags are a bacteria and virus-breeding paradise.
Supposed to be a “temporary” income tax IIRC.
I would ask for paper bags.
Only tax cuts are temporary. Tax increases are ALWAYS permanent.
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Maybe somebody should come up with a type of bag that is not only 100% bio-degradable, but clean, inexpensive, reusable, creates American jobs and comes from a 100% renewable natural resource.
They charge a tax on paper bags. They want you to use the cloth bags - you know - the ones that fill with bacteria.
Can I put my daily work lunch, line my bathroom garbage can, or put used kitty litter in a paper bag?
I cringe at the check out when the customer ahead of me has cloth bags.
I know of someone who picked up a stray dog one day and came by to show him to us. He was in the back seat lying (?)on her cloth shopping bags. Huge patches of missing hair and later vet diagnosed mange.
Connecticut State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford), I'd like to encourage you to move to North Korea where your kind of Communist would be welcome.
Meyer is the poster child for "pathological altruism" - idiots who take a brief time out from self-righteously patting themselves on the back to inflict pain on everyone else, for no good reason or benefit to the public.
There's a reason why physicians should "first, do no harm". Wouldn't it be great if government idiots and busybodies such as Ed Meyer would apply that caution to lawmaking?
When you do visit the sewer you should be sure to toss a few tax free bags out of your car window.
That’s what I use them for, too, except I’m retired so no more lunch sacks needed. They’re great for policing up the dog’s little presents, tho’. Cloth bags are just nasty.
Why are they doing this? Because you can’t suffocate a politician with a paper bag or a cloth sack.
Paper bags come with a fee in Seattle. Plastic bags are banned outright( except small bags for drippy meat or produce.) EBT is exempt.
I’ve been voluntarily using cloth bags off and on for 25 years and haven’t gotten sick from a food borne illness that could be traced to that. The key word is voluntary, though. If I have too many plastic and paper bags accumulated in the drawers and cupboards, I start taking my own. When I start needing them again for garbage or whatever, I stop taking my own. No bag ban in Everett, though there have been noises about a statewide one.
Just returned from Santa Cruz Ca. Paper bag cost ten cents. It was raining so I paid cause I didn’t want things to get soaked. They smoke weed in every single store, but you can’t get a stupid bag without paying for it. Insanity.
The plastic is illegal, but the paper is not. Yet Target is not offering the paper like other stores. You must bring your own.
What happened to, “If you don’t like_____don’t do______?”. Isn’t that what liberals have been preaching about everything since Roe v. Wade?
Idiots. Just require that the recycling companies add proper equipment to handle the bags.
I live in Grapevine TX. Our garbage pickup is handled by Allied Waste/Republic Services. In the Fall of 2013, they ADDED the plastic grocery bags as acceptable items for recycling. They added a film recovery process at their North Texas Recycling Center in Forth Worth.
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