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

Jun 5, 2010 Full story: Chain Store Age 5,084

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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whowins

Denver, CO

#24 Jun 8, 2010
What about the plastic water bottles and drink bottles that is more of a problem and no end in site. I get a 25 cent credit at Grocery Outlet for my own bags. The issue is that they need to work on a larger recycle plan besides the homeless going thru peoples trash.
The Congress uses plastic bottles! I there a recycle plan for them?
SonoraMan

Ripon, CA

#25 Jun 8, 2010
Give them a return value like cans and bottles.

But to spend the money to form a new law is just silly. Dont we have enough BS laws?
truthful1

Eugene, OR

#26 Jun 8, 2010
Rose wrote:
Now that I read the posts made by con dumbs, I'm in favor of it. Why don't con dumbs care about the environment? Why do they always whine, "PC"?
ROSE:
you have evaded this question several times, perhaps because you do not know the answer.
What is your definition of a "con dumb" and what context are you using it?
Do youhave the ability to answer or are you going to be evasive as usual?
ROSE???
Nobama

San Rafael, CA

#27 Jun 8, 2010
Michaela Mihailova wrote:
The banning of single use paper bags from being given out for free is a definitely a step in the right direction. Plastic bags are given out too freely now, with cashiers putting every thing in a bag, even single items like an apple or a banana. Given that it is assumed that most people use over 130 bags each year, it is essential that everyone starts making changes to be more environmentally conscious. The majority of the plastic bags used are not even recycled and instead sent to landfills, or worse, they wind up on beaches, roads, and sidewalks. Not to mention the thousands of blastic bags flouting in the ocean and consequentially effecting marine life.
This new law is going is the first step in making California and plastic-bag-free state.
I'd rather they redirect their efforts to making California a foreign-national-illegal alien free state. I
guarantee they do more damage than plastic shopping bags. Have you been to one of many illegal alien "lay over" spots in what used to be pristine desert ecosystems? Where does THAT register on their
Outrage Meter? But by ALL means - lets completely IGNORE that, and go after plaastic bags. Talk about misdirected priorities.
Lady Atlas

Reno, NV

#28 Jun 8, 2010
Banning plastic bags sounds like a good idea but it's not really practical. Plastic bags are really helpful if you have to rely on public transportation to get your groceries home, especially on rainy days and the times you buy meat with a lot of water, like chicken.
I reuse my plastic bags for trash liners and recyclables.
spam

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jun 9, 2010
When I was younger milk came in recycleable glass bottles. They were cleaned and refilled with milk, and used over and over. Our groceries went into paper bags. Both of these items were recyclable, and glass bottles for water and milk would not impart plastic byproducts. Plastic is cheaper, common sense has gone out the door, plastic is recyclable also. Another scam to extract money from the little people.
Hmmm

UK

#30 Jun 9, 2010
Biodegrable bags wrote:
<quoted text>
They Do it's called paper
I recycle my plastic bags as well. I also use them to pick up the dog poo. They hold up better than the paper bags do.
Hmmm

UK

#31 Jun 9, 2010
Folks,

you have to ask your self one question...?

Where will the extra tax money from this new law go...?

When you answer that question, you will then know who the actual crooks are trying to get into your pocket on this new tax.

And as Californians, are you going to just sit by and let your government continue to just suck money out of your pocket while you struggle to make a mortgage payment and feed your children.

Exactly when are you going to say "Enough is Enough?"
Transplant to CA

Sacramento, CA

#32 Jun 9, 2010
We should ban left wing political thinking or tax it to death.
Requiring bags to be bio-friendly is one thing but banning them or taxing them is just dumb
This country needs to wake up and get it's house in order or we will become the next USSR.
beaner with a bag

Dallas, TX

#33 Jun 9, 2010
Ha. You drug addicted libs make sure the illegals bankrupting your state use different bags now, m'k? At least they will have the PC bag to put the spinach in that they just chit on in the fields.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#34 Jun 9, 2010
David wrote:
Social engineering strikes again. What a waste of time and effort. And the authors of this legislation probably think they are saving the world ... How about solving the real issues?
But on the other hand, what will it hurt? It would be better to bring your own bags than waste so much plastic.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#35 Jun 9, 2010
Lady Atlas wrote:
Banning plastic bags sounds like a good idea but it's not really practical. Plastic bags are really helpful if you have to rely on public transportation to get your groceries home, especially on rainy days and the times you buy meat with a lot of water, like chicken.
I reuse my plastic bags for trash liners and recyclables.
I don't think the ban is for plastic bags that are being re-used. I do see your point, though. Maybe we should all start keeping a supply in the car!

Since: May 10

beverly hills

#36 Jun 9, 2010
I love to shop, but getting rid of disposable bags is a great idea

Since: May 10

beverly hills

#38 Jun 9, 2010
Jimmy David wrote:
<quoted text>What do you call a Texan with a sheep under one arm and a pig under the other???.......BISEXUAL!!!!!.. ...Why do all "libs" have to be addicted to drugs?..... that's like me saying that all Texans are addicted to having intimate relations with the livestock like you are!!!..... it's completely unfair to lump y'all together, just as it is to us!!!!.....BAAAA!!!! OINK!!!
what's the 3 biggest lies in Texas???(1)the check's in the mail (2) I'll do it tomorrow and(3) I swear i was just trying to help that sheep over the fence!!!!!
L O L!!!

Since: May 10

Stover, MO

#39 Jun 9, 2010
thats why i left good ole calif. they law and tax you to death. florida is just as bad.you have to have a permit to whip your rear with blue toilet paper. out here in oklahoma I was able to get away with building an out house.when I first purchased this land. and i needed one. they probally would of thrown me in prison in calif.

Since: May 10

beverly hills

#40 Jun 9, 2010
ginger porter wrote:
thats why i left good ole calif. they law and tax you to death. florida is just as bad.you have to have a permit to whip your rear with blue toilet paper. out here in oklahoma I was able to get away with building an out house.when I first purchased this land. and i needed one. they probally would of thrown me in prison in calif.
we are so over taxed, and the state is still broke. we're so broke, we can't afford to even pay attention anymore. Our state government is the worst in the nation
beaner with a bag

Dallas, TX

#41 Jun 9, 2010
Hmmm wrote:
Folks,
you have to ask your self one question...?
Where will the extra tax money from this new law go...?
When you answer that question, you will then know who the actual crooks are trying to get into your pocket on this new tax.
And as Californians, are you going to just sit by and let your government continue to just suck money out of your pocket while you struggle to make a mortgage payment and feed your children.
Exactly when are you going to say "Enough is Enough?"
I hear that people are leaving Cali in droves. The government in California just doesn't get it. They are doing the same thing in NY. In NJ, the gov. is cutting spending. Their(California's) priorities are so screwed up and backwards. San Francisco is a cesspool.....crime, murders, garbage in the streets, homeless bums everywhere. Look at Hussein's answer to the oil spill...tax offshore drilling more. Idiot.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#44 Jun 9, 2010
How about we ban single use illegal hispanics. Now that really would clean up the state.

“I'M GONNA SAY IT ANYWAY!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#45 Jun 9, 2010
Wendy Thayer wrote:
How about we ban single use illegal hispanics. Now that really would clean up the state.
now THAT'S funny!!!!! you're killin me!!!
Juan Two

Orlando, FL

#46 Jun 9, 2010
Guest wrote:
maybe legalizing marijuana may help them think straight. we are being taxed to death. i see the coming of the second revolution.
Yeah; now shut up and give me a dime fee for the bag. The pots free though.

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