Skip to comments.Plastic bag ban advances in Assembly
Posted on 05/14/2014 2:39:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A proposal to phase out the use of single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores was approved Wednesday by a key Assembly panel despite heavy lobbying efforts by the plastics trade industry, which warned it would cost the state thousands of jobs.
The measure was approved by the Natural Resources Committee, whose chairman, Wesley Chesbro (C-Arcata), talked about visiting a remote island in the northern Pacific only to find a line of plastic particles littering the beach.
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When you’re standing in the check out line at the store call the Assemblyman at home and demand they get their butt down there to help you carry groceries.
So the stores just relabel them Double use?
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Communist (my edit).
There is no such thing as a single use bag. They always are reused as trash bags, lunch bags, or storage bags.
Banning sandwich bags?
Banning protective LP album sleeves?
Oh, only banning disposable bags for consumers of store bought goods.
Well, the war on disposable plastics makes a good bumper sticker at least.
The cheap crud thin plastic bags (made from recycled milk cartons) are not reusable. They even fall apart getting the groceries from the check out to the car to the home.
Lets start making grocery bags out of something that's 100% organic, 100% recyclable, and comes from a renewable natural resource,.....
At some point, the penalty for living in CA exceeds the benefit.
In a "line" ?
Did they come from California bags?
Are they even bag particles at all?
Agree. I always use those bags at least twice. Cannot imagine how I ever got along without them. The world will have to cut down more trees to make paper bags. which doesn’t seem environmentally sound either. Or maybe we’ll end up weaving our own bags from local weeds as devolution continues.
crazy...... the man is a crazy
California may distribute condoms to prison inmates; bill is advancing in state legislature
“paper or rubber?”
I have something called a "Bag Bag" It is a canvas bag that hangs over the door hinge. It is a storage bag for plastic bags, a small opening on the bottom so I can pull them out. Very convenient. I occasionally get paper bags, mainly to use them when I make french Fries. I never recycle paper bags.
They can grow genetically altered trees like row crops that can mature in <10 years, and customize them depending on whether you want to make lumber or woodpulp.
And those trees would love a chance to suck up some of that awful awful CO2 that’s supposedly killing the planet
The grocery stores should change the shape of the plastic bags and call them condoms.
You are one smart cookie. Patent that and you will make a fortune.
I do have a gripe about Walmart bags. I had a farm and the things would blow into the fence line, sometimes a cow would swallow them. You would watch the cow lose weight and it could die. Never happened to me because I searched for them and got rid of them.
They do travel quite a ways. Always figure that if we ever land a man on the moon again, he will find some Walmart bags.
Windmills will take care of them
and, yet, they want all food handlers to wear rubber gloves. Go figure.
Stuff generally not known about Calif:
On many beaches you cannot have a bonfire
On many beaches in LA county there is a very high fine for throwing a frisbee or a football
In SF pet stores are illegal
Very few home defense pistols and 90% of concealed carry pistols can be legally sold in California
If you are seen carrying a rifle or shotgun in rural parts of California you will probably have the cops called on you
So these are already recycled products?
If they ban them, then what will that do to the milk carton recycling industry? People will just start throwing out the milk cartons again?
Exactly, where am I going to get my spotted owl soup from now?
Almart bags are the worst.
Can’t re-use most of them because they are so thin, the bottom is already ripped from the weight of that 2-pack of Twinkies
You'll have to settle for Desert Tortoise Soup
What is a single use bag?
I have never met anyone who doesn’t use the bag for a single event.
Lets start making grocery bags out of something that’s 100% organic, 100% recyclable, and comes from a renewable natural resource,.....”
It was the environmental movement that was against the use of paper bags and said the plastic ones were more environmentally friendly
Back in the 1980’s the Greens were waging a war on paper companies. They claimed that an area the rain forest Kansas was being cut down every “X” number of days just to make paper bags and that if we didn’t stop it would destroy the planet.
And my Tuna with Dolphin chunks.
A lady taught me a trick or two, take your walmart bag grab each end and twist till it makes a string and then tie a knot in it. I always just tossed the things under the sink and eventually they take over and cover everything else. I think they breed in the dark. I will try your BagBag, sounds like a good idea. Thanks.
Looney California libs are just right on top of life-or-death matters,aren’t they?
Never mind. Thought this was a Nancy Pelosi thread.
...and the groceries fall out the bottom when wet.
‘What is a single use bag?
Reminds me of the morning after a hard night of drinking.
Why is this news. It’s been law for some time now.
It was lib environmentalist that forced plastic bags on everyone to save renewable trees.
I don’t spend money on a “bag-bag”. I just stuff used plastic bags inside a plastig bag! Problem solved! And it’s free.
Good toilets, GONE!
Incandescent light bulbs, GONE!
Stop this madness!!!!!
PAPER BAGS ARE PURE CRAP!
Maybe to some people the plastic bags are single use only, Not in my household.
Now, are they talking about the white plastic bags we get at the check out counter, or those flimsy clear plastic bags at the produce section?
This law has already been enacted in several counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. For these county-level laws, in addition to banning throwaway plastic shopping bags, stores must also charge 10 cents per traditional brown paper bag (with the exception of those on food stamps, who still get their paper bags for free).
The idea is to get everyone to bring their own re-usable shopping bags to the store with them. I love living in a stinking communist paradise!!
Thanks. I'm good at word association and trivial pursuit.
I thought yeah, these idiots sure love the environment all right, a wasteland of trash is just fine so long as it makes them feel good and they can remain oblivious to reality.
By the same idiots who wanted us to ban PAPER bags (to save trees) just 20 years ago.
We need SUSTAINABLE bags (cloth, re-usable)- it would be SO Agenda 21~!!
They should make bags out of the by products of hemp. Open a factory in Colorado.