California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags in retail

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New York City The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic and paper bags from being handed out free of charge at supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and liquor stores.

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Long Beach, CA

#5313 Mar 27, 2014
Bruce wrote:
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You are right plastic and paper bags are as dangerous as guns. They should all be banned, just ask Leland lee.

The BAD part is that crazies such as Lee and the Lowenthal gang are running the State of California.

Semi auto

Sierra Madre, CA

#5315 Mar 28, 2014
I was told the city bought a semi-automatic bagging machine? What happened to it?

Lafayette, CA

#5317 Mar 29, 2014
prv8eye wrote:
Vote Republican
Open gate

Sierra Madre, CA

#5320 Mar 30, 2014
Someone flooded the listings.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#5321 Mar 30, 2014
I just don't get why this is supposed to help. We use these bags for everything and recycle them until they used up. I now live in a county where they no longer give out bags and it has forced me to buy plastic trash bags which I never had to before. So this is a silly law.

Sierra Madre, CA

#5322 Mar 31, 2014
Not unless you can carry more than one bag?
No no nano

San Francisco, CA

#5323 Mar 31, 2014
nanogur wrote: =DkOcKhJnYyUXX
Calfornia is stupid
Pittsburgh is a toilet where no one speaks decent English. At least it has an appropriate self-descriptive name.

Palmdale, CA

#5324 Mar 31, 2014
Every day I pick up plastic bags in my yard, my neighbors pools, trees field with plastic bags,...

Tired of picking after irresponsible people....

I live near a Apartment complex, have complained several times over the years....called code enforcement, Fire Department, Sheriff Department...
No one wants to be responsible....

Looking for an Attorney, pay me......not going to put up with it anymore...

Care less about paper bags an a bunch of slobs that will not pick up after them selves...

Sierra Madre, CA

#5325 Mar 31, 2014
Not unless you can carry more than one bag per finger?

Paso Robles, CA

#5329 Apr 14, 2014
Don't worry, you can still waste other things!

Paso Robles, CA

#5330 Apr 14, 2014
You can still go start a smartphone fire, if that will appease your lust for destruction.
Zip Lock

Sierra Madre, CA

#5332 Apr 14, 2014
Zip lock was invented to shut up blah, blah people.
Conservative Tree Hugger

Los Angeles, CA

#5333 Apr 14, 2014
"Biodegradable" bags don't decompose in landfills - not enough oxygen.

Long Beach, CA

#5334 Apr 14, 2014
Conservative Tree Hugger wrote:
"Biodegradable" bags don't decompose in landfills - not enough oxygen.
Conservative Tree Hugger.

Actually, were biodegradable bags put into landfills, bacterial action would soon break them down. Of course, it is unnecessary to put them in landfills. Scientists in more advanced nations have developed corn based grocery and goods bags that can be used as mulch for hungry garden plants, or used as life sustaining food for hungry aquatic life. Scientists in more advanced nations have even developed a process whereby non-biodegradable plastic grocery and goods bags can be used to extract petroleum for use in motor vehicle and other engines. Contrast that with cotton based Lowenthal grocery and goods bags that need ever greater amounts of petroleum based fertilizer to ensure continued cotton production.

The grocery and goods bag harassment taxes are associated with the Lowenthal/Garcia gang. It is noteworthy that one of the Lowenthal gang lost her bid to become Mayor of "Liberal" Long Beach. Perhaps overtaxed decent Long Beachers are coming to their senses after all.


“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#5335 Apr 14, 2014
waygone wrote:
I don't follow the political endorsement. In what way is government regulation of how you carry groceries home from the store; not fascism? Are you saying Republicans wanted state that law, you're kidding, right?

If you believe in the freedom for shopkeepers and customers to carry home purchases, what freedom do you believe in? Why can't you shop at one store and I can go to another, why is the state involved? Am I being clueless here, or is fascism, state control of economic activity?

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#5336 Apr 14, 2014
Ronald wrote:
...The grocery and goods bag harassment taxes are associated with the Lowenthal/Garcia gang....Ronald
I associate it with the Democratic Party. You're not claiming Republicans voted for that foolishness?

Sierra Madre, CA

#5337 Apr 14, 2014
Too many Bees posting today.

Long Beach, CA

#5338 Apr 15, 2014
The original article is no longer on the site.

When is this law going to take effect!

Long Beach, CA

#5339 Apr 15, 2014
Did this bill pass?

Statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, fee for other bags proposed

State lawmakers announce a compromise bill that would ban single-use plastic bags and charge a fee for other bags throughout California.

January 23, 2014|By Patrick McGreevy

The new proposal would exempt those on food stamps from the fee and would be phased in starting July 2015.


Sierra Madre, CA

#5340 Apr 15, 2014
Carry, tote or shove.

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