Nomos Soter.Already in effect in LA and SF so basically its already implemented in the state, Just last week I paid 10 cents for a paper bag because my reusable ran out of room for a gallon of milk, not more than 5 steps out the door the handles broke and tore the bag in half which made my usual 2 block walk home carrying groceries a bit more of a chore. What I don't understand is everything I bought was already packaged in plastic, hell, I'm sure some of the food itself has plastic in it too. Banning plastic bags will have no environmental impact at all. All it does is puts more money in the pockets of corporate supermarkets, already I've seen more shopping carts on the sides of roads since it went into effect. If you don't drive and forget your reusable bag or can't afford a paper bag I wouldn't be surprised seeing people just take the cart home with them. I'm all for helping keep the environment clean, i don't drive, take the bus everywhere, but this is silly to be concerned with bags on the side of the roads that are bottlenecked with cars spewing exhaust fumes each occupied by one person only, the driver. And is it mandated the paper bags they sell the public be made from recycled paper or are they just decimating forests so some smug politicians feel better about bringing home all their pre packaged plastic groceries in biodegradable paper? The problem are the super markets. They are the polluters, give me a fruit and vegetable market,give me a butcher and a baker, where the hell did the milk man go? I don't want to pay 4 dollars for half a pound of cheese because it's packaging is expensive, it may stay fresh longer but we as a nation still throw away billions of dollars worth of food every year anyway. Things need to change but starting at the small end with bags is not going to do a damn thing.
You are right.