Ban on plastic grocery bags takes eff...

Ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect July 1 in unincorporated L.A. County

There are 7 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Jun 28, 2011, titled Ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect July 1 in unincorporated L.A. County. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

A sweeping ban on plastic grocery bags will go into effect July 1 for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

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Teri F

Los Gatos, CA

#1 Jul 10, 2011
This idea is useless unless they crack down on littering which is the real problem.
A tax on disposable diapers wouldn't be bad either; I'm sick of finding them in parking lots and my yard.

United States

#2 Jul 10, 2011
This is ridiculous! So pretty much if we want a bag to carry the items we just bought at a store we have to pay DOUBLE for it. Because the cost of the plastic/paper bag was already being added in the over inflated prices we pay for what we buy at the stores. Since they are charging separate for the bags now does that mean they will lower the prices & only pay for a bag when u get one because if thats the case hey im all for it. But let me guess... They wont! So im not. No store was providing the bags free they never did! Let's get real, what is this new extra tax gona be used for? I'm gona take a wild guess & say to pay the money-hungry SOB's who put the tax in place. So every time you pay the extra 10cents you might as well be putting it in their pockets so that they can do some thing positive with it & good for the environment like afford their summer homes that they never use when some people are struggling to put food on the table or buy their expensive designer suits that put more pollution into the air every time they are taken to the cleaners or most likely pay some hooker for a blow job!
So lets bend-over like good citizens & let them screw us one more time.

Long Beach, CA

#3 Jul 13, 2011
I really dont like this idea. Or at least have the markets give their customers some 5-10 cloth bags as a one time thing.

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jul 13, 2011
Very very useless

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jul 13, 2011
Let us keep our bags...

Plano, TX

#7 Jul 13, 2011
"An exception is being made for produce bags that keep raw vegetables and meats from being contaminated by other groceries."

problem solved, at least for small things items.

I suggest grocery store owners "redesign" the produce bags to make them a little bit stronger with built in handles.

Altadena, CA

#8 Jul 13, 2011
I really didn't mind using the reusable bags, since places like Costco don't even have bags in the first place. The local Ralph's still as crowded as ever with folks bringing their own bags or loading groceries into a large box in the trunk. And it helps reduce the amount of waste.

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