California seeks to ban free, single-...

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

There are 5134 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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From CA

Los Angeles, CA

#1531 Feb 2, 2011
Why can't they have it so where you don't have to pay sales tax on reusable bags?
From CA

Los Angeles, CA

#1532 Feb 2, 2011
TooOld wrote:
Make the shopping bags from the same material as Edible Panties. Even different flavors.
Instead of asking a customer, "Paper or Plastic", they will ask chocolate, Strawberry or Lime?
I slay me.
Please don't give them any ideas like this one. Lol
Ronald

Westminster, CA

#1533 Feb 2, 2011
From CA wrote:
Why can't they have it so where you don't have to pay sales tax on reusable bags?
From CA.

Perhaps because this whole scheme was cooked up by the corrupt "out of control" overspending California politicians as a way to circumvent the non taxability of food. It is the natural progression from the tax masters imposing a "California Redemption Value" tax on bottled drinks.

These types of scams were perfected by the Government judges imposing harsh tobacco taxes on overtaxed Californians, and others, who smoke tobacco. Now it's only a matter of time until the politicians' pals - the Government judges - authorize their Wall Street buddies to let the corrupt politicians to get the money "up front" by selling CRV and grocery bag futures bonds. The payment of these bonds - like the tobacco futures bonds - will be guaranteed by Government controlled homes "owned" by overtaxed and over regulated Californians.

Ronald
Steph

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

#1534 Feb 2, 2011
Just my opinion 70 wrote:
Steph first off I'm a woman and read this on a mObile app. Second. Ur a douche. How's that for ignorance. Eff off.
tranny??

did you figure it out yet pumpkin? mObile app or otherwise...u sound dumb. i'd take douchery any day over dumb tranny.
Ken

Santa Maria, CA

#1535 Feb 2, 2011
I have been using the cheap plastic bags from the grocery store check-out line for the last 50 years. Maybe 5-10 years each one then I start another one. It is the the spoiled brats of today that always have to have a new bag. Give me. Give me. Give me. The environmentalists are worse- they want money.

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#1536 Feb 2, 2011
Steph wrote:
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tranny??
did you figure it out yet pumpkin? mObile app or otherwise...u sound dumb. i'd take douchery any day over dumb tranny.
U sound like an immature idiot.
Greenie

Livermore, CA

#1537 Feb 2, 2011
boosh wrote:
I love harp seals. Their coats have kept me quite warm this season.
Me too! And it only took 80 critters to make my coat. My favorite meal consists of boiled red legged frogs - quite the delicacy! Then I tan their hides and make tote bags - really reduces the number of plastic bags I use. Being green is very important!
Steph

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

#1538 Feb 2, 2011
Just my opinion 70 wrote:
<quoted text>
U sound like an immature idiot.
thanks! hope you figure out your first-grade level App issues...
winterboy

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#1540 Feb 2, 2011
Anamouse wrote:
Who cares if they ban em, you can buy all you want on the internet and a stack of 100 is only half an inch thick.
Take you own into the store, it's cleaner, and more sanatary than using a stupid cloth bag an you can carry more of them easily.
You also don't have to waste water to wash plastic bags, just throw them away when they get holes in them.
Do you ever leave your house? There is trash everywhere in this city. Also, you can wash the cloth bags. "Waste water"? Do you have any idea what goes into making plastic bags? Let me also tell you that most things in the store come wrapped anyways. So, your argument about sanitary is about as old dated as the plastic bag itself.
winterboy

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#1541 Feb 2, 2011
Do you ever leave your house? There is trash everywhere in this city. Also, you can wash the cloth bags. "Waste water"? Do you have any idea what goes into making plastic bags? Let me also tell you that most things in the store come wrapped anyways. So, your argument about sanitary is about as old dated as the plastic bag itself.
Nicole

Livermore, CA

#1542 Feb 2, 2011
They find a way to tax everything now, don't they? If this were about the environment they would ban them altogether and not just ban them being "free of charge."

The reusable bag companies probably have their lobbyists working overtime
boosh

Pleasanton, CA

#1543 Feb 2, 2011
I am currently watering my sidewalk, and I'll have you know I have the cleanest, most beautiful sidewalk in the neighborhood. Booyahhh

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#1544 Feb 2, 2011
Oh honey. I'm too busy working and raising a beautiful family to care that much. Have fun with your obvious miserable existence.

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#1545 Feb 2, 2011
Oh and I just so we are clear I'm not talking about email notification. I'm talking about the reply motivation on the main page.
Carry your own bags

Redding, CA

#1546 Feb 2, 2011
It would be common sense that we wish to save the environment. What's so hard about taking the bags along with us to carry our groceries home. My daughter takes about 4 cloth bags with her to all of the stores she goes to. Not only are they bigger, more substantial, but are much easier to carry & you don't have all the smaller bags grocery stores provide. I carry my own also. It's just getting in the habit of doing so. Once you start it you will wonder why you didn't do it before. The baggers & stores still load your groceries, products for you so once you get in the habit, you will find it much easier loading 4 bags into your car than the 8,9. 10 smaller grocery bags. When you get home & unload them put all bags in one bag & you are ready for your next shopping. It's really very simple.
Greenie

Livermore, CA

#1547 Feb 2, 2011
boosh wrote:
I am currently watering my sidewalk, and I'll have you know I have the cleanest, most beautiful sidewalk in the neighborhood. Booyahhh
You are just the bestest greenie out there boosh! I just dropped a V-8 into my Prius...Vrrrrmmmmm
Ronald

Westminster, CA

#1548 Feb 2, 2011
Carry your own bags wrote:
It would be common sense that we wish to save the environment. What's so hard about taking the bags along with us to carry our groceries home. My daughter takes about 4 cloth bags with her to all of the stores she goes to. Not only are they bigger, more substantial, but are much easier to carry & you don't have all the smaller bags grocery stores provide. I carry my own also. It's just getting in the habit of doing so. Once you start it you will wonder why you didn't do it before. The baggers & stores still load your groceries, products for you so once you get in the habit, you will find it much easier loading 4 bags into your car than the 8,9. 10 smaller grocery bags. When you get home & unload them put all bags in one bag & you are ready for your next shopping. It's really very simple.
Carry your own bags.

I do not know of any person of good-will who would deny you and your daughter the RIGHT to carry your own "reusable" grocery bags. This, despite the fact that once the Government forces that practice among the general public it will be one of the primary transmission modes of disease and illness. Just because your right to plop these disease spreading instruments down onto checkout counters of Government controlled Grocery stores where foodstuff is handled, though, why do you presume Government should use force and monetary coercion to make everyone else do the same?

In olden times, before Government tax and controller politicians stuck their noses into the grocery business, grocers would charge a deposit fee on soft drink bottles. That deposit was returned when the bottle was returned to the store. Bottles discarded by the purchaser were usually found by boys who then returned them to the store to get their deposit back. Few soda pop bottles were not recycled. Charging a refundable deposit on tree saving plastic or paper grocery bags would be no less effective.

The grocery container tax is a tax imposed by wily out of control free-spending politicians. It has nothing to do with environmentalism. Rather, this odious practice has everything to do with the corrupt politicians increasing the bottom line for their Big Grocer pals in order to increase the selling price of Big Food stocks the corrupt politicians stuff into their bulging stock portfolios.

Ronald

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#1549 Feb 3, 2011
And you get five cents credit for each bag how awesome is that?!
Carry your own bags wrote:
It would be common sense that we wish to save the environment. What's so hard about taking the bags along with us to carry our groceries home. My daughter takes about 4 cloth bags with her to all of the stores she goes to. Not only are they bigger, more substantial, but are much easier to carry & you don't have all the smaller bags grocery stores provide. I carry my own also. It's just getting in the habit of doing so. Once you start it you will wonder why you didn't do it before. The baggers & stores still load your groceries, products for you so once you get in the habit, you will find it much easier loading 4 bags into your car than the 8,9. 10 smaller grocery bags. When you get home & unload them put all bags in one bag & you are ready for your next shopping. It's really very simple.
no government please

San Diego, CA

#1550 Feb 3, 2011
I want to vote with my money for whatever the hell I want, and those who didn't earn anything for themselves get nothing. The meaning I take from all men created equal is that nobody owes you anything.
And like some guy said, the cost of the bags is already factored in somewhere. This is just another way they are wasting your money.

1984, a brave new world, ayn rand, v for vendetta, aeon flux
boosh

Pleasanton, CA

#1551 Feb 3, 2011
Greenie wrote:
<quoted text>
You are just the bestest greenie out there boosh! I just dropped a V-8 into my Prius...Vrrrrmmmmm
That is thee best thing you can do to a Prius. If you ever need some REAL gasoline, I can hook you up with some nice Ethyl.
Now if you all will excuse me, I have to combine my glass and plastic containers with my regular garbage and irrigate my patio.

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