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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“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#3967 Sep 10, 2012
I drove behind a garbage truck today and all sorts of plastic bags were flying out the back for blocks and blocks. I called the company to let them know of the mess.
Ann Rover

San Francisco, CA

#3968 Sep 10, 2012
Just my opinion 70 wrote:
I drove behind a garbage truck today and all sorts of plastic bags were flying out the back for blocks and blocks. I called the company to let them know of the mess.
Passing out free plastic shopping bags is not a crime.
North Bysouth

San Francisco, CA

#3969 Sep 10, 2012
California to ban same-sex plastic bags.
Pale Dago

O Fallon, MO

#3970 Sep 11, 2012
So instead of singles,ask for two.
Bulk

Covina, CA

#3971 Sep 11, 2012
Maybe you should by your recycled plastic bag condom's in bulk, since your screwing everyone else on this site.
gotcha

Santa Rosa, CA

#3973 Sep 12, 2012
Let's look at both sides of this - on one side, yes, plastic bags are really bad for the environment, along with every other disposal plastic item, cars for instance. On the other side, most of us do recycle our bags, either at the supermarket itself or for use as small garbage bags or as pooper scoopers or as recycle containers etc. And there is the economic side (a 3rd side?) some people are on such tight budgets (elderly, disabled, working poor, none working poor) that to go out and buy the several cloth bags that it takes to do a month's shopping can mean that there is one or possibly more days that someone is not eating. If they pay for the several paper bags that are one use everytime they go shopping they can run into the same issue, plus it is IMPOSSIBLE to carry more than two paper bags on the public transit that many people use due to either economic situations.
Joe Gardner

Covina, CA

#3974 Sep 12, 2012
Joe Gardners gets anyone he wants, and your not it.
Shayla

Phelan, CA

#3975 Sep 13, 2012
I agree with Hmmm. So many lazy and uncaring litterbugs.
Belldons

Sierra Madre, CA

#3976 Sep 13, 2012
This is the place to watch and learn from now on.

http://www.cityofbell.org/
krgjvpeojr

Brisbane, Australia

#3977 Sep 14, 2012
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.
The banning of single use paper bags from being given out for free is a definitely a step in the right direction. qwdgfvipqwrhfg
Thinns

Sierra Madre, CA

#3978 Sep 15, 2012
May times the weight in gold, they say?
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3981 Sep 19, 2012
Radical Long Beach Council led the nation when it imposed Lowenthal grocery and goods bag harassment taxes on hungry grocery shoppers who do not use taxpayer funded food stamps or EBT cards. Council was able to do this by criminalizing competitive minded non-union grocers who provide free carry out grocery bags.

Council distracted attention away from the real purpose of the law by claiming the tax was imposed for the purpose of "helping the environment". This is part of Council's two-front war capability that includes the war against decent women and men who smoke tobacco.

Since Council began its war against the many decent voters who smoke tobacco, Long Beach has been found to have some of the most polluted air in the entire nation. Little children residing in the city breathe that foul air.

Yet, wealthy politically connected fast food operators are exempted from Council's Lowenthal harassment tax provisions. It is not uncommon to see overweight customers openly carrying "to go" hamburger bags to their overtaxed automobiles. Yet, Governmental regulatory agencies must turn a blind eye because of the loophole their politician pals so generously provided them in the Lowenthal harassment tax bag law.

Now, a taxpayer funded university has made public disclosure of a recent expensive taxpayer funded study that shows air pollution from grilled hamburgers is Worse Than from trucks. Perhaps instead of harassing hungry grocery buyers and ordinary worker *("middle")* class taxpayers who enjoy the pleasure of an occasional tobacco product, extremist Council should be addressing REAL environmental issues.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/8u87o6z

Ronald
Responsed

La Puente, CA

#3982 Sep 19, 2012
More phoney baloney political blatther, motherjones.com
RiccardoFire

Elk Grove, CA

#3983 Sep 19, 2012
Responsed wrote:
More phoney baloney political blatther, motherjones.com
Here is another article from Mother Jones:

These three women – Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power – are the ones who orchestrated the overthrow of Mubarak and the killing of Gadhafi.

You might say,“But they meant well.” Yes, but the road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions.

They wanted to bring democracy to an area that isn’t ready for it, to a region that will never ever have a democracy.

They’re incapable of it.

This area, these people, this culture is never going to have a chance at democracy.

Democracy is not easy to achieve. The people need to have a basis for their democracy.

Fortunately for us, the people who founded America had a basis for their republic in the Christian Bible, which taught them compassion, constraint and other values that were necessary for a republic to arise out of the ashes of a revolution.

Those in the Middle East don’t have such a document. They have a document that is very different. Read it and you’ll find out what I’m talking about.

The average Middle Easterner doesn’t want to flip camel burgers. He would rather die.

But the mainstream media in the United States will not explain this to you.
RespondOmeter

La Puente, CA

#3984 Sep 19, 2012
Couldn't start or end the day with out checking into this site: motherjones.com

You know Willard MItt Romney does!
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3986 Sep 21, 2012
Obama's African wife often rails against the obesity epidemic that is raging among her people, especially among the African female. It is unfortunate that she doesn't address the underlying cause of that epidemic.

The political ruling class is taking more and more hard earned tax money out of the pockets of the minority of Americans who pay taxes to pay for expensive food stamps and EBT "entitlements". The more tax money spent, the fatter the recipients become.

If Obama's wife is really serious about wanting to end obesity among her fellow Africans, she should join those who are expressing growing demands for the elimination of the taxpayer funded food stamp program.

This wasteful program cannot be ended overnight. Cuts will need to be gradual. A reasonable proposal would be for an immediate 25% cut, together with changing revolutionary law so "protected" competion-free unionized grocers are forced to collect Lowenthal grocery and goods bag harassment taxes from every grocery buyer who uses taxpayer provided food stamps, together with imposing a heavy Government "sugar tax" on soda pop.

Let's get the millions of little taxpayer supported fat children healthy again!

Ronald
NoBlamer 2012

Mt Meadows Area, CA

#3987 Sep 21, 2012
tired wrote:
Why dont retailers use biodegradeable bags?
they used to
they were called PAPER you moron

you demiloons are so dumb

STOP VOTING
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3988 Sep 21, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
they used to
they were called PAPER you moron
you demiloons are so dumb
STOP VOTING
NoBlamer 2012.

True, but didn't the loonies - through their taxpayer subsidized "non-profit" NGOs - demonize paper grocery bags as a primary cause of environmental genocide? Didn't they demonize paper bag users just as they demonized decent women and men who enjoy the simple pleasure of an occasional tobacco product, or who use salt to season their food, or who use environmental destroying toilet paper, saying trees needed to be cut down to produce paper grocery bags? Didn't they promote plastic bags as being "environmentally friendly" until the Obama economy tanked, causing oil prices to soar?

Ronald
Modyo

United States

#3989 Sep 21, 2012
Paper or plastic? You're a mother may I!
Kopala

United States

#3990 Sep 21, 2012
Space needle lands in Sunnyvale hay stack. Dead plastic bags found. Sunnyvale Safety Department is investagating.

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