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California Bombs on Plastic Bag Ban


World  (tags: California, Plastic Bag, Ban, shops, consumers )

Anna
- 3185 days ago - treehugger.com
Despite San Francisco leading the way on banning plastic bags back in 2007, California senators rejected a proposed plan to ban plastic bags statewide. The measure to remove carryout plastic bags from supermarkets, drug stores and convenience shops ....



   

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gail dair (0)
Friday September 3, 2010, 1:28 am
noted ty
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday September 3, 2010, 5:03 am
These senators owe the plactic factories most probably.
 

pam w (139)
Friday September 3, 2010, 8:14 am
"Chemical-company interests lobbied members intensively to block the bill, doling out donations last month to politicians and mounting a TV, radio and newspaper ad campaign. Grocery store lobbyists, meanwhile, argued strongly for the measure."

ARRRRRRGH!
 

Mary Hall (74)
Friday September 3, 2010, 10:12 am
And the Pacific garbage patch grows & grows & grows. We will be judged harshly by future generations for the atrocities our culture has committed against the earth & against one another.
 

Mandy M (13)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:31 pm
thank you anna.
 

Little Star (56)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:36 pm
I probably will RAMMED for this...BUT...I don't think that responsible consumers should be punished for the actions of the irresponsible. This would include those who don't recycle the bags...those who produce them NOT making them Biodegradable...and those who just don't understand that some of us NEED plastic bags for such items as KITTY LITTER cleanup...Dog Park POO...and that gross pile of trash at the local park or beach that WE..the responsible ones clean up after YOU. Take away those smaller bags and it doesn't change the LARGER Trash bags...also piling up and non-biodegradable.ARE YOU ALL READY TO GO WITHOUT ? NOT ME
 

Trish K (93)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:55 pm
Some of our store recycle the plastic bags. We just need to keep trying to change our evil ways and help others to do the same. I have faith that we can learn to recycle and make our own bags out of suitable house hold trash.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday September 3, 2010, 6:36 pm
Thanks Anna. Sorry to read this.
 

Joy Wong (100)
Friday September 3, 2010, 8:00 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Susan L (150)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 3:01 am
There must be a way to make a non-plastic biodegradable bag that would fulfill the needs of grocers and consumers. There just must not be any profit in it.
 

Carl Nielsen (7)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 3:15 am
Why not tax them instead of banning them ?
A 50 cent tax per bag would very likely cut down plastic bag use and the state of Califoniea does need the money.
 

Susan L (150)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 3:34 am
Great idea Carl! I am surprised they haven't already done that - they tax anything they can any more!
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 6:58 am
If you shop at the stores here and you do not bring your own bags you will be charged for the plastic one and be looked at like you are killing the planet by those around you... I take my own bags..
 

Lynn Marie M (22)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 7:36 am
What a bogus reason to vote against banning. Bio degradable is available. If you must use "plastic bags" use them. I do. (Yes, I know they are more expensive but if more people used them) they would be less expensive.
 

Seabert B (1)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 8:17 am
RECYCLE RECYCLE RECYCLE is all I have. You can use these bags for other things around your home as well. The funniest thing I have seem used with these bags is that someone actually braided them together and made a kitchen trow rug. They have many uses. RECYCLE RECYCLE RECYCLE
 

Ellen W (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 11:12 am
Recycling can be expensive, but nice to hear people are getting creative with their recycling.If plastic bags are banned, clever folks will find environmentally correct material to make bags that people can use for their pet dodo. Plastic is killing ocean life. It's got to stop or we'll have seas filled with nothing but trash and jellyfish.
If those bought out politicians can't stand up to the plastics industry to totally get rid of bags, taxing them is a good idea.
 

Glenda J (158)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 12:44 pm
Great Article,cotton bag it!
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:48 pm
Left a comment, and sadly it went into space!!!
 
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