Los Angeles County bans plastic bags

Los Angeles County bans plastic bags

There are 202 comments on the LA Daily News story from Nov 16, 2010, titled Los Angeles County bans plastic bags. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Los Angeles County has voted to ban stores from using single-use plastic bags. County supervisors approved the measure Tuesday in hopes of preventing billions of bags from polluting neighborhoods and waterways.

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HollysMom

North Hollywood, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2010
Wow! Just in time for the discovery that the reusable bags have lead in them.

Those will really be good for our environment when they're finally thrown away, huh?
HollysMom

North Hollywood, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2010
Oh...and I forgot to mention the possibility of e coli contamination in the reusable ones.
I keep wondering if the businesses who make plastic bags to sell might be behind all of this? After all, the free plastic bags at the store took a lot of their business away, I'm sure. With this vote I'm sure that they are jumping up and down for joy.
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#3 Nov 16, 2010
Okay, I've just about HAD it with this insane government nanny state intruding in my life and taking my money!
f-all

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 16, 2010
What's next, ban shopping carts cause they're on every street corner?
Shoot me

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 16, 2010
I remember when we were told to only use plastic bags because we were saving trees. This city is run by morons all the way around.
alguien

Sunland, CA

#6 Nov 16, 2010
this is a good thing. fewer bags means less trash flying around. moreover, because plastic is a petroleum product, it'll mean less use of oil as well.
alguien

Sunland, CA

#7 Nov 16, 2010
Bureaucratic Mess wrote:
Okay, I've just about HAD it with this insane government nanny state intruding in my life and taking my money!
oh poor you! so sorry your ability to use crappy plastic bags is now being curtailed. don't worry, i'm sure you can still buy frozen dinners in non-recyclable plastic containers so your day won't be fully ruined now.
Waterman

Crestline, CA

#8 Nov 16, 2010
No big deal, I've been using reusable bags for years now...So have they in Europe and at Ikea too ;)
Great decision for the environment!
Tina

Norwalk, CA

#9 Nov 16, 2010
Be careful if you carry your own bags that the stores don't charge you for bags you did not receive.
charles

El Segundo, CA

#10 Nov 16, 2010
This isn't nanny state stuff. This isn't like banning toys in happy meals or banning smoking cigarettes on the beach. Plastic grocery bags are good for nothing. They benefit nobody. The switch will be painless, this is long overdue.
Joey

Yermo, CA

#11 Nov 16, 2010
Alguien is another one of those idiots. I bet you there is still going to be trash flying around. Go back to your tree. This is nothing but a bunch of overpaid idiots who want to butt into other people's business. Pretty soon there will be no one left in California but overpaid politicians, idiots like alguien and illegals. Who are they going to get to pay taxes then?
David

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2010
Just another way to get more money from all of us, without letting us vote on it. Whats next changing for the air we breath in the supermarkets....
Tml

Denver, CO

#13 Nov 16, 2010
The whole thing about dirty reusable bags and e coli really have you ever heard of a washing machine. All you have to do is wash them. I think it is a good idea.
Need more Government

Norwalk, CA

#14 Nov 16, 2010
We need more laws. Ban the sale of soda, candy, fatty foods, liquor, tobacco, gasoline, limit the amount of food that can be purchased to control obesity etc etc etc
Isn't it time for each individual to be responsible for themselves.
Corrupt-O-Crats

Redondo Beach, CA

#15 Nov 16, 2010
I thought creating more jobs was a more important issue ?????
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#16 Nov 16, 2010
alguien wrote:
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oh poor you! so sorry your ability to use crappy plastic bags is now being curtailed. don't worry, i'm sure you can still buy frozen dinners in non-recyclable plastic containers so your day won't be fully ruined now.
Read the story, Pinko. It doesn't ban the bag like the headline deceivingly indicates ... it merely imposes another government tax on all grocery bags. It's just another tax imposed by a government that refuses to reform itself and bring cost in line with the private sector.

They just keep chopping away at more and more of our rights and taking more and more of our money, Pinko. But you're happy with that, because you lapped up a big mug of liberal KoolAid.
Anti-believer

Kihei, HI

#17 Nov 16, 2010
f-all wrote:
What's next, ban shopping carts cause they're on every street corner?
Oh yeah I feel ya, I see more carts on street corners than Mexicans.

GOOD_GRIEF![rolling my eyes]
crt

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Nov 16, 2010
Poor babies! Life is going to be so hard for you now that they want to curtail plastic bags from polluting our oceans and taking hundreds of years to biodegrade. Don't worry, there are plenty of other modern conveniences that your grand-kids will suffer from.
gss

United States

#19 Nov 16, 2010
Daily News---oops

You left out some important info---

This ban for the plastic bags is only for the unincorporated areas of
LA County only.
Someone

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 16, 2010
The lack of a free alternative is the most disheartening. Another dime here and there to make the poor even poorer.

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