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California Supreme Court to Decide: "Paper or Plastic"

Green Lifestyle  (tags: green bags, plastic, greenliving, shopping, supreme court, eco-friendly, environment, family, recycling )

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Diving into the "paper or plastic" war, the California Supreme Court will decide whether it's legal for a community near Los Angeles to outlaw the use of plastic bags at checkout counters. When Manhattan Beach banned the bags in July 2008, the Save the


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Wednesday April 28, 2010, 3:15 pm
I'd rather see the flimsy plastic shopping bags used by people to put garbage into than see people using those heavy duty green garbage bags that will never biodegrade.

Mike K (1)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 4:01 pm
I'd go for that...great idea

Veronica P (67)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 7:52 pm
noted, thanks

Kaye S (45)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 9:58 pm
I ride my bike and use my backpack to carry the groceries.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 10:54 pm
I use plastic grocery bags for garbage bags. If they went away and I have to use large bags, what do we have?
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Past Member (0)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 1:40 am
This is too big a decision for the courts to decide. Let the people of the future decide.

Edward M (8)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 2:56 am
That this matter has to go to a court really shows a dearth of understanding of the fragility of our World and the way we are treating it.
This is an issue that the Government should be dealing with through legislation, if your congress men and women had the backbone to do the job for which they were elected, by implementing such laws.
This matter in question may be small in the run of things, but a start has to be made at sometime, surely.

Beth P (32)
Thursday April 29, 2010, 11:04 am
Interesting controversy. There seems to be a downside to both paper and plastic.
There is surely a downside to reusable cloth bags as well??
So, what is the best answer?
Thanks Simone.

Tom W (24)
Friday April 30, 2010, 8:42 pm
What in hells name has the supreme court got to do with law making.


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Friday May 7, 2010, 9:17 am
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