California seeks to ban free, single-...

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

There are 5132 comments on the Chain Store Age story from Jun 5, 2010, titled California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags in retail. In it, Chain Store Age reports that:

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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Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#5212 Jan 24, 2014
Al Kipnis wrote:
The politicians can't protect us from transit strikes but at least we soon won't need to worry about a free shopping bag making us late to work. We will have to buy heavy duty trash bags to put our garbage in instead of using well used paper or thin plastic bags for that purpose. I already have to use my own bags in many cases and it can be quite a hassle. While not the end of the world, I find this exercise in unneeded government regulation to be quite repulsive.
Al Kipnis.

Yes. I agree. After the elderly 60s 70s era revolutionaries and their idiot "love children" took control of California Government, the State's corrupt legal system, and failed academia at all levels, they put the implementation of 60s 70s era social and economic ideology on the fast track to Hell. They needn't wonder why the once golden State now ranks # 1 in poverty when compared to the other States.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/koblvx9

Ronald
Why are

La Puente, CA

#5213 Jan 24, 2014
If it's free than why are you complaining?
Mitt O bama

Boyes Hot Springs, CA

#5217 Feb 11, 2014
FREE? Maybe I can TAX it.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#5219 Feb 11, 2014
Mitt O bama wrote:
FREE? Maybe I can TAX it.
Mitt O bama.

Revolutionary Council has beaten you to the punch. Unless you are of the city's majority who use expensive taxpayer funded food stamps, increasingly impoverished non-welfare supported food shoppers must either pay to purchase their own heavily taxed Lowenthal "reusable" carry bags or otherwise, pay Big *(unionized)* Grocers a harassment tax to purchase TREE KILLING paper carry bags.

Ronald
Morph

West Covina, CA

#5220 Feb 11, 2014
I thought Mitt Romney was a bag man for some underworld investment company something like the mafia.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#5221 Feb 11, 2014
Morph wrote:
I thought Mitt Romney was a bag man for some underworld investment company something like the mafia.
Morph.

Yes. But you are a taxpayer supported Government dependent. Do you really consider yourself qualified to make such a judgement?

Ronald
Long lives

West Covina, CA

#5222 Feb 11, 2014
While many of those high and mighty "Tea Party bagger" has sought to undermine these here United States of America's with their selfish communist propaganda.

Hitler and Communists along with other's have tired this route, but America has beat them back and history proves this.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#5223 Feb 11, 2014
Long lives wrote:
While many of those high and mighty "Tea Party bagger" has sought to undermine these here United States of America's with their selfish communist propaganda.
Hitler and Communists along with other's have tired this route, but America has beat them back and history proves this.
Long lives.

Well, if that is really the case, why is Russia using its military forces to surround the US in an effort to stop the spread of Communism?

Ronald

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#5224 Feb 11, 2014
ok
RoundUp

West Covina, CA

#5225 Feb 11, 2014
While many of those high and mighty "Tea Party bagger" has sought to undermine these here United States of America's with their selfish communist propaganda.

Hitler and those Communist pigs along with other's have tired this route, but America has beat them back and history proves this.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#5226 Feb 11, 2014
California seeks to ban everything. Freedom...speech. Oh wait they have already done that. Enjoy that toilet of a state!
Just Bee

West Covina, CA

#5227 Feb 11, 2014
Just because you can.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#5229 Feb 13, 2014
Morph wrote:
I thought Mitt Romney was a bag man for some underworld investment company something like the mafia.
The left did a monstrous job defaming Mitt Romney.
Fooders

West Covina, CA

#5231 Feb 13, 2014
I want more bags to carry away the great food deals for 2014.

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#5232 Feb 13, 2014
wWhat the heck is single use about them exactly? There are still bags once they get home!
blue duck

Gardnerville, NV

#5233 Feb 13, 2014
San Dimas, isn't that where the main Nut House is located? How do the nutjobs hit the keys with their arms in straight jackets? Peck at the keys with their nose?
Red Herring

West Covina, CA

#5234 Feb 13, 2014
Haven't seen a red herring all year, what do they look like?
garbonzo

Long Beach, CA

#5235 Feb 14, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
wWhat the heck is single use about them exactly? There are still bags once they get home!
They are designed to be used a single time, then disposed of. Hence the name. Many responsible people, however, have secondary uses for the bags, such as lining small trashcans, picking up dog poop, etc. Now they must purchase bags for those purposes. This is our government at work.
Red herring

West Covina, CA

#5236 Feb 14, 2014
Haven't seen a red herring all year, what do they look like?
Where do you find them?

“Emblem of the Brave and True”

Since: Sep 10

Los Angeles, CA

#5237 Feb 15, 2014
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.

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