Supervisors ban plastic bags in unincorporated county areas

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Jessica Padilla bags groceries at Cost Saver Market in an unincorporated area on Carson Street, near Harbor Gateway. Full Story
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Places Not to Shop

Tarzana, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2010
Well, there's a whole list of NEW places NOT TO SHOP. What a pain in the butt. Paper bags use far more resources than these small plastic bags made of corn starch. Dumb dumb dumb.
Jon

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2010
So stupid to ban bags. Why not ban only those bags made from the kind of plastic that lasts for hundreds of years? There are plenty of plastics that make great bags and degrade in just a couple of years - same or faster than paper. These supervisors are a bunch of idiots.
guilty till proven not

Torrance, CA

#3 Nov 16, 2010
Great job of voting in thes inept county supervisors. They are all hack politicians that have nothing better to do than to get into your pocket and how to run your life. Next election, vote them out if you know what is good for your wallets. I am sure they are champions of environment.
X- PALOS VERDES RESIDENT

Long Beach, CA

#4 Nov 17, 2010
What a Bunch of Idiots we have running our city. Fire them all right now. People we must stand up for our selves. These people who should be representing us, are nothing but a bunch of ignorant, stupid, idiotic people. Get rid of them all.
Five Fatso Stupidvisors

Hermosa Beach, CA

#5 Nov 17, 2010
They don't call them the Career Board of Stupidvisors for nothing. They all got the fattest butts in politics. Five fatsos.
news snoop

Wilmington, CA

#6 Nov 17, 2010
WHAT,no more dog poop bags,whatever will I do now?
American 1776

Arcadia, CA

#7 Nov 17, 2010
Does anyone ever question the numbers. According to the article the average household uses 1600 plastic bags a year. that's 133.3 bags a month. Now I don't know about you, but don't those numbers sound a little ridiculous to you? Do you use 133.3 bags a month?
JBKKP

Glendale, CA

#8 Nov 17, 2010
Yet another SHORT SIDED, FEEL GOOD LAW that hurts business and consumers. Paper bags require 5x's as much energy to produce and weigh 10x's more then plastic bags. They take up 10x's more space (in warehouses AND landfills) and it takes 10x's as many trucks to transport them.
PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, LITTERING IS THE PROBLEM.
Re-use is a better solution. Charge consumers for plastic bags to encourage re-use and/or require grocers to use degradable bags. But a complete ban is naive.
David

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2010
This is funny not to many years ago they said lets ban paper bages to save the trees. NOw they want us to save the oil companies Because plastic comes from crude oil,
Lets us get saved by someone who knows what they are talking about ..HAHA
VICB3

Spring Hope, NC

#10 Nov 17, 2010
World improving Political Correctness and the triumph of form over competency and substance in action.

Also look for an uptick of food related illnesses caused by contaminated reuseable shopping bags, meaning that the law of unintended results is now in play.

Plus, it's a law that will probably be ignored, except those stores wanting to charge you extra for a paper bag, plus sales tax of course. Which adds to the cost of living. And since the unincorporated parts of L.A. County aren't the wealthiest, it can be argued that this law targets the poor. But then socialists looking to remake society always target the powerless first.

It's easy to go on here. There are so many things wrong with this law.

Just a thought.

VicB3
Common Cents

Orlando, FL

#12 Nov 17, 2010
VICB3 wrote:
World improving Political Correctness and the triumph of form over competency and substance in action.
Also look for an uptick of food related illnesses caused by contaminated reuseable shopping bags, meaning that the law of unintended results is now in play.
Plus, it's a law that will probably be ignored, except those stores wanting to charge you extra for a paper bag, plus sales tax of course. Which adds to the cost of living. And since the unincorporated parts of L.A. County aren't the wealthiest, it can be argued that this law targets the poor. But then socialists looking to remake society always target the powerless first.
It's easy to go on here. There are so many things wrong with this law.
Just a thought.
VicB3
This is just another example of how when you go on a vacation outside of California you notice the difference immediately (besides the Sales Tax being a lot lower than 10%) how much less-regulated everyday life is.

Since: Oct 10

San Pablo, CA

#14 Nov 17, 2010
clint.waddell[at]dw-world.de

Since: Jun 08

Pacoima, CA

#15 Nov 17, 2010
10cent per each paper bag!! Isn't that illegal, didnt passing Prop 26 state that any new fee or tax needs a super majority vote to pass?
WhatNext

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Nov 17, 2010
Supervisors need to be banned.....Isn't there more pressing issues than plastic bags?
Tyrone

Long Beach, CA

#17 Nov 17, 2010
Everyone needs to stop complaining here!

We hire our politicians to do our thinking for us. Unless you're smarter than a politician, you have no right to question their decision.

I'm sure banning plastic bags will set a trend that the rest of the world will follow, all to make our society just that much more perfect.
Sick of it all

Hermosa Beach, CA

#18 Nov 17, 2010
Better start stocking up on reusable bags which cost a whole dollar and change. For less than $10
you can get at least five bags.
If everybody is going to start nickel and diming,the paper bags would cost approximately
50 cents/week. In about 2.5 to 3 months the bags have paid for themselves.Of course nobody seems to have a problem with spending $2/day or more for a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
california uber alles

Maywood, CA

#19 Nov 17, 2010
Great another special interest group telling us how we should live, I am so tired of these people. Who are these environmental nazi pushing their green agenda? I thought this was America, land of the free.
Fat Freddy_s Cat

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 17, 2010
Banning plastic bags? So, Pamela Anderson wouldn't be able to visit L.A. county?
doubledose

El Segundo, CA

#21 Nov 17, 2010
I always hated the plastic bags. Good riddance.
Red W Blue

Washington, DC

#22 Nov 17, 2010
Bring Your Own Bags!

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