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

Jun 5, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chain Store Age

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

Long Beach, CA

#4039 Oct 28, 2012
The Lowenthal gang conspired to turn over taxpayer owned and maintained public sidewalks and public motor vehicle roadways to their overcharging Big Coffee mogul pals - the so-called "Bigs".

Elderly widow ladies have finally gotten the chance to vote their feelings over being terrorized on increasingly cluttered narrow Long Beach sidewalks by violence prone skateboard drivers of color and unruly unlicensed, untaxed, and uninsured bicycle drivers.

Let's volunteer to take a silver haired granny to the polls this election day. Until the grannies are free from spreading Lowenthalism no one else will be either.

Ronald
My rules

Azusa, CA

#4040 Oct 28, 2012
Only the perfect storm would make a difference to where plastic bags go.
Raven

Dobbins, CA

#4041 Oct 28, 2012
Wendy Thayer wrote:
How about we ban single use illegal hispanics. Now that really would clean up the state.
That's great
How bout I get a plastic bag and choke myself while I step on a paper bag with shit on fire in it
Get a life people
PumpUps

West Covina, CA

#4042 Oct 29, 2012
DreadNots are out there floating around still haven't you seen one?
PumpUps

West Covina, CA

#4043 Oct 29, 2012
DreadNots are out there floating around still haven't you seen one?

Why NO, what do they look like?

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4044 Oct 29, 2012
tired wrote:
Why dont retailers use biodegradeable bags?
Consumers don't like bags that fall apart.

“Built like a ”

Since: Aug 08

North Korean missile!.

#4045 Oct 29, 2012
Nicole wrote:
When is the Nicole is catching the Metrolink Train 369 is departing San Bernardino at 3:35pm headed to Los Angeles Union Station of the Metrolink San Bernardino Line to buying a One-Way Metrolink Ticket cost will be $12.50 from SB-LAUS and also Nicole is take a transfer to catch the Metro Red Line to North Hollywood to the Nicole Boyfriend's House in North Hollywood?
Huh?
HatRack

West Covina, CA

#4046 Oct 29, 2012
Whats a matter u?

To prove your stupid, post after this one.
tim macdonald

United States

#4047 Nov 8, 2012
Obama is a homosexual cock suckin.pig ATWA AIR TREE WATER &ANIMALS CHARLES MANSON.WAS FIRST ECO TERROIST &AL GORE OBAMA SHOULD BE HUNG FOR BENGHAZI......
WestAllen

Monrovia, CA

#4049 Nov 8, 2012
Yes there are teaparty nuggets left out in the cold. Thats so they will not stink up the place anymore than they have already done.
Cisco Sanchiz

Capitola, CA

#4052 Nov 10, 2012
The best is yet to cumm!
Kim

Big Bear Lake, CA

#4053 Nov 11, 2012
prv8eye wrote:
REJECT SOCIALISM
Vote Republican
Lol, oh republicans.....
StoneCold

Covina, CA

#4054 Nov 11, 2012
We have a new game, it's called find the state and maybe your friends on the RACISTS map of United States of America.

http://www.floatingsheep.org/2012/11/mapping-...

Don't ya just love these new APPs.

I et the Secert Service is have a ball witht the list of Sub-human idiots that they have been able to collect, using this new APP..

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4055 Nov 11, 2012
Whenever I'm asked,'Plastic or paper?', I ask for plastic. I keep them in a plastic bag, beneath my sink. When the bag gets full, I do a little experimental test; I take them to the barbecue pit and set them on fire.

I'm trying to detect a climate warming signal, but so far no luck. The most significant result; my neighbors don't like the smell.
Grover Nor

Covina, CA

#4056 Nov 11, 2012
Looks like Grover Norquist is a busy anti-american guy after all.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/boykin-...
Scary Terry

Kent, WA

#4060 Nov 14, 2012
Isn't that why we elect these politicians in the first place? To sit around and dream up new things to tax us for? So the politicians can turn around and use that new tax money to pay the parasites who elect these lawmakers? It's called a circle jerk. And California has a record number of jerks and jerk-offs in office.

Since: May 11

Ontario, CA

#4061 Nov 14, 2012
I switched to using my own bags about 3 years ago and I like the change. Why? Because there is a lot less clutter and bags to throw away. Also the reusable eco-bags are made better and are stiffer. Moisture doesn't soak through them.

Also, some stores give you a discount on each personally owned bag you use. It's not much, but it adds up. All of the bags I purchased (5), paid for themselves within a month.

Since: May 11

Ontario, CA

#4062 Nov 14, 2012
CBS wrote:
They are going to do away with plastic bags. Ok, what about when you buy fruit, vegetables and things that you need a plastic bag for. What next, bring your own shopping cart. We are being over run by undocumented illegal alien scum and Americas idiots can only think about plastic bags. who on earth is in back of all of this. If its just a handful of people then we need to get rid of them now. IDIOTS. Id like to see the mayor of Los Angeles get replaced by an American. Remember, hiring an American is the same as made in America. Like they say white is right. And clean
__________
White is right and clean? Puhleeez. Some of the dirtiest mo-fos on the planet are white people. Freakin' skanks...
FOP assault

West Covina, CA

#4063 Nov 14, 2012
Republicans, GOP and Teas Party members all seem to be in HEAT, and they want to just go out a screw someone to make up for their 2012 election losses.

A trio of GOP senators, led by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4064 Nov 16, 2012
I've worked as a cashier, customer bags are filthy. It's far easier and more hygienic to use the store's plastic bags.

It's just a scheme to make you buy bags. You're not saving the planet, you're lining someone's wallet.

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