City To Ban Plastic Bags At Farmers Markets

There are 4 comments on the Aug 1, 2008, WBBM-AM Chicago story titled City To Ban Plastic Bags At Farmers Markets. In it, WBBM-AM Chicago reports that:

According to Crain's Chicago Business the city will ban vendors from using plastic shopping bags at Chicago-run farmers markets starting next year in an effort to reduce landfill waste.

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United States

#1 Aug 4, 2008
more "junk science?"
It takes less energy and costs less money to produce a plastic bag as than a paper bag that will hold the same amount of product. Plastic bags weigh less than half the amount of paper bags that hold the same volume so how is that going to reduce landfill waste?
The plastics industry under constant attack with false allegations about bis-A, phthlates, chlorine, and now polyethylene bags.
I remember when Chicago banned PVC plumbing in favor of cast iron pipes, claiming that the PVC would cause "toxic smoke" if there was a fire. I can remember listening to the dumb-ass alderman pontificating on the radio. No ban on carpeting, drapes or furniture? The actual reason was the plumbers union.
Politicians who can't balance a budget or run a lemonade stand are going to tell you how to live because the bogus laws they pass are supposed to make you (and them) feel good? They think they are doing something for the "environment" while actually they are causing more harm than good. The electorate is a bunch of chumps.
Dr Rood Internet Records

Genoa City, WI

#2 Aug 6, 2008
I can tell ya where to put that cucumber ! And you wont need a bag,,How stupid. People, get a life,, there are more important things to worry about!

United States

#3 Aug 11, 2008
We have to start somewhere with this plastic bag horror. Have you seen pictures of the mounds of plastic in the dumps? Have you seen the pictures of the accumulated plastic bags floating in the oceans? They are killing animals and further on the food chain they are killing us! When and if plastic breaks down, it releases deadly chemicals, causing cancer and mutations.
Unfortunately there are too many people who are shortsighted and aren't accountable for their current actions.
Do you care about what kind of world you are leaving for your children and grandchildren?
Simply reuse your bags to start with - it's not that hard. Then graduate to reusable cloth bags - it's still not that hard, but what a difference it could make!!!
Lynda B

Plano, TX

#4 Aug 13, 2008
I use cloth bags at the farmer's market and the supermarket, they hold a lot more than plastic too!

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