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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban
Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2014 4:27 AM EDT

Posted on 08/30/2014 1:29:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California
KEYWORDS: alexpadilla; california; governormoonbeam; nannystate; plasticbags
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1 posted on 08/30/2014 1:29:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Dumb-asses.

For real. Total idiocy.

(sorry for the language).


2 posted on 08/30/2014 1:31:28 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Not condoning this but ... maybe California is just flat out full of idiots that throw plastic everywhere and they felt they HAD to pass a law.

I don't travel much beyond a 50 mile radius these days ... retired and no need or desire to go anywhere, so all I see is my relatively clean SW Pa.

3 posted on 08/30/2014 1:37:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t use paper, kills trees.
Can’t use plastic, it doesn’t rot.
Can’t use fabric, promotes microbial, fungal growth, and viral transport.

Just tell everyone they can’t shop then!
Idiots, the lot of them.


4 posted on 08/30/2014 1:40:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee! First one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai
Paper: Bad for the environment.
Plastic: Bad for the environment.

What's left? Bring your own cloth bag? Unsanitary mess being brought into the grocery store by God knows who.

I guess liberals believe nobody buys more than a handful of groceries at a time...

5 posted on 08/30/2014 1:40:57 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Olog-hai

Any Democratic initiative has been about either removing money from tax payers or steering the citizenry towards favoured businesses and industries.

Is it Big Paper begin this?


6 posted on 08/30/2014 1:52:21 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

California should just get it over with and pass a law to make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on US citizens living in California.


7 posted on 08/30/2014 1:52:38 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable. Buy more ammo. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: Olog-hai

Glad they got right on this because it’s definitely the most pressing issue the state faces.


8 posted on 08/30/2014 1:52:41 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Olog-hai
Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, this time supported the measure after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers.

Kevin de Leon is a certifiable halfwit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJmFEv6BHM0

9 posted on 08/30/2014 2:06:15 AM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Olog-hai

These leftists are are modern Ludites and Communist, and stupid as all can be.


10 posted on 08/30/2014 2:07:49 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Olog-hai
a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags

Doggie poo bags… are single use. Are they included in the ban? Garbage can bags are single use. Are they included? If not, they'll be next. How do you handle stalks of corn or other vegetables at the market, just toss them in a dirty shopping cart? Gonna be a lot of turmoil from this ban. How about we ban democrat politicians by sticking plastic bags on their heads; they'll be multiple-use plastic bags.

11 posted on 08/30/2014 2:31:08 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Olog-hai

I use the bags more than once.

ONE; to bring my groceries home.

TWO; to pick up the progressives the dog leaves on the lawn.


12 posted on 08/30/2014 2:31:41 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

First plastic bag ban in the United States huh? The writer clearly didn’t do any research.

They have been dealing with this bullshit in Eugene Oregon for at least a year now.


13 posted on 08/30/2014 2:50:38 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: Olog-hai
Texas mesquite bushes in blossom, on a windy day


14 posted on 08/30/2014 3:24:49 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Organic Panic

Why are they called progressives when they do everything they can to stamp out human progress?

They pass these dumb ass laws because they can.

No other reason.


15 posted on 08/30/2014 3:30:37 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: Organic Panic

I use them for the litterbox, harvesting produce(soon they’ll probably make gardening illegal), carrying things, trash bags


16 posted on 08/30/2014 3:33:22 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

In 1992 or so I rode the train through Mexico from Juarez all the way to Guatemala. About a mile outside of any town the right of way looked like a garbage dump... as the Mexicans on the train just heave their empty bags and food wrappings out the window as the train leaves.


17 posted on 08/30/2014 3:37:04 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

What idiots!

The solution to clean up the plastic bags is to require each welfare recipient to go out and pick up the bags and exchange them for food stamps.

I mean: No bags.....no food stamps.....period!


18 posted on 08/30/2014 3:40:24 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think it’s just grocery shopping bags. When you go to a clothing store, you won’t get a plastic bag for your new items. The Apple store is going to have to use paper bags now, too.


19 posted on 08/30/2014 3:44:47 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (<------- has now left CA for NV, where guns and God have not been outlawed! Molon Labe)
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To: Ben Ficklin

The trees shown in the picture are definitely not mesquite trees.

I can’t remember the exact name of them but it starts with a “w”.

I live in South Texas and believe me....I know what a mesquite tree is.


20 posted on 08/30/2014 3:46:37 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Ben Ficklin

I remember going to the county landfill (trash dump)several years ago after a particularly windy storm system passed through. The leeward side was a surreal landscape of trees, bushes and brush all with plastic bags trapped in their branches. I wondered at the time how long it would remain like that. I’m not sure exactly when the landscape became free of the bags but eventually it did.


21 posted on 08/30/2014 3:55:37 AM PDT by ZChief
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To: DH
Barbwire fence in blossom


22 posted on 08/30/2014 4:13:00 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Olog-hai
Those illegal plastic bags! While California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine
23 posted on 08/30/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL…Clueless CA, up to its eyeballs in illegals and Marxists, and rapidly descending to third-world status, passes icky little laws such as a ban on plastic bags, while the Left is decimating the economy of the state. CA will achieve Detroit status in our lifetime.


24 posted on 08/30/2014 4:39:19 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DH

Weesach, or Huisache bush


25 posted on 08/30/2014 5:02:50 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: daniel1212

However, plastic bags made in Mexico are welcome in California.


26 posted on 08/30/2014 5:23:45 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Olog-hai

My wife washes them out and reuses....not because she’s enviromentally conscious but because she’s a tight a$$.


27 posted on 08/30/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Quickgun

Huisache?

No, those are not Huisache either. Huisache have very tiny leaves and those shown have very long leaves. That type of tree also has a green trunk and limbs.

The name of the tree (excuse the spelling) sounds like “waheia.”


28 posted on 08/30/2014 5:27:14 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Olog-hai

They’ve got it all backwards. It should be a Democrat politician bagman ban.


29 posted on 08/30/2014 5:28:04 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Olog-hai

It takes 84 times more energy to recycle a paper bag than a plastic one. Idiots.


30 posted on 08/30/2014 5:30:11 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: Olog-hai

When discussing politics with a liberal, speak slowly and use crayons.


31 posted on 08/30/2014 5:31:13 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The next DNC convention will be spoken in Spanish; Press 1 for English)
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To: Olog-hai

We’ve solved our massive budget deficit out here, y’see, and have decided that illegal immigration is not an issue, so nonsense like this is only problem we have left to tackle.


32 posted on 08/30/2014 6:17:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: FreedomStar3028

There’s been such a ban in Los Angeles County too. This is the first STATE to do so. The idiots in Sacramento want to make sure it’s a pain in the ass for all of us from Crescent City to Calexico.


33 posted on 08/30/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Olog-hai

And I heard that paper grocery bags are going to cost 10 cents each. Sooooooo...which politician’s cousin is invested in manufacturing paper bags?


34 posted on 08/30/2014 6:26:10 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Olog-hai
From the bill d) Notwithstanding any other law, on and after July 1, 2015, a store, as defined in paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (g) of Section 42280, that makes reusable grocery bags or recycled paper bags available for purchase at the point of sale shall provide a reusable grocery bag or a recycled paper bag at no cost at the point of sale to a customer using a payment card or voucher issued by the California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 123275) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code or an electronic benefit transfer card issued pursuant to Section 10072 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
Meaning that if you pay for your groceries using food stamps the rest of us taxpayers get to pay not only for your groceries but also for your bag.
35 posted on 08/30/2014 6:28:53 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Olog-hai

They’re banning the 30 gal black plastic bags?!!! THOSE are single use bags!

The little white grocery bags get multiple uses in my household. I store stuff in them also. After one year indoors, those bags have to be replaced because they fall apart.

The problem with the grocery bags is their color. If they were black, they wouldn’t be so visible and the libs wouldn’t see them.


36 posted on 08/30/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: knarf

The illegals use plastic bags for virtually all transportation purposes.


37 posted on 08/30/2014 7:03:37 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: traderrob6

Can’t wash them here in commiefornica because we have no water either!


38 posted on 08/30/2014 7:17:12 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (The last suit you wear has no pockets!)
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To: Olog-hai

It isn’t JUST the plastic ban but the other rules, pages and pages of rules, about other bags. It is written by retarded adults.


39 posted on 08/30/2014 7:20:46 AM PDT by CodeToad (Romney is a raisin cookie looking for chocolate chip cookie votes.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Can’t do this, can’t do that....

Kalifornia Kontrol-freaks.


40 posted on 08/30/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Agreed. Those bags are very useful for all sorts of household tasks. My favorite is using them to dispose of used cat liter receptacles.


41 posted on 08/30/2014 7:25:52 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Olog-hai

All the grocery stores around here have recycle bins for the plastic bags. If they get recycled, why is it an issue?


42 posted on 08/30/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Olog-hai

I pay for the paper.
That way, at least somebody is dealing with the fuel load.


43 posted on 08/30/2014 8:52:05 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: South40
Kevin de Leon is a certifiable halfwit.

The cop behind him knows it too.

44 posted on 08/30/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank God there are no more pressing problems to worry about in California.

Dumbasses.


45 posted on 08/30/2014 9:07:36 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: libstripper
My favorite is using them to dispose of used cat liter receptacles.

Me, too. I will order some from ULINE.

http://www.uline.com/BL_5516/Printed-T-Shirt-Bags

46 posted on 08/30/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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