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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Garpet baggers

Monrovia, CA

#4881 Jul 8, 2013
California's economy is on the mend and will be back in the mix real soon. Just s soon as the fools like #4880 pack up their junk and get out of California all together.

Try AZ or Texxxas.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4882 Jul 8, 2013
Great news for the majority of Long Beachers who do not pay taxes! These are the same Long Beachers who increasingly abandon their automobiles in favor of bicycles, or otherwise, who to resort to environmentally friendly "leather power".**(so to speak)** This good news is a result of failed economic programs that have been dreamed up by wealthy under-worked and overpaid taxpayer supported Government university "professors" of "the new economy".

Now it is being reported that the majority of Long Beachers can purchase their groceries in unionized grocery stores with expensive taxpayer provided food stamps, while at the same time using the revolutionary Council provided loophole that enables them to escape the Lowenthal grocery bag harassment tax.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/llupl2o

Ronald
I thought it

Monrovia, CA

#4883 Jul 8, 2013
I thought it was called "last Call."

Since: Jul 13

Hacienda Heights, CA

#4885 Jul 9, 2013
Initially this seems like a fantastic idea all around but it honestly feels like another way for stores to make a profit by selling their bags. The plastic bags were reusable (for many other purposes). All they would have had to do is use paper bags which also are reusable.
Plump

Monrovia, CA

#4886 Jul 9, 2013
Just as advertised, last call.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4887 Jul 9, 2013
CurveAdvocate wrote:
Initially this seems like a fantastic idea all around but it honestly feels like another way for stores to make a profit by selling their bags. The plastic bags were reusable (for many other purposes). All they would have had to do is use paper bags which also are reusable.
CurveAdvocate.

Yes. You are right. It's just a way for revolutionary Council to shift the cost of providing grocery carry bags from their pals, "protected" Big Grocer to their overcharged customers who do not use expensive taxpayer provided food stamps . It is interesting to note that customer orientated non-unionized grocers provide - in accordance with revolutionary LAW!- free reusable carry bags. For example, the Superior Grocers' chain provide free reusable grocery carry bags made from heavy plastic material with every $20 grocery purchase.

Ronald
phaines

Big Bear Lake, CA

#4888 Jul 9, 2013
http://youtu.be/flplbdNvonA

Jim Carrey - Mr. Rogers in a Video Store
Binkies

Monrovia, CA

#4889 Jul 9, 2013
This could be a good day for banning something.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/07/08/38069/com...

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4890 Jul 9, 2013
In Egypt it's the military that overturns elections; in California it's the courts.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4891 Jul 9, 2013
CurveAdvocate wrote:
Initially this seems like a fantastic idea all around but it honestly feels like another way for stores to make a profit by selling their bags. The plastic bags were reusable (for many other purposes). All they would have had to do is use paper bags which also are reusable.
CurveAdvocate.

Yes! Exactly! It's just a way for revolutionary Council to use feel-good "environmentalism" as a cover to shift the cost of providing grocery carry bags away from their pals, "protected" Big Grocer to their overcharged customers who do not use expensive taxpayer provided food stamps. It is interesting to note that customer orientated non-unionized grocers provide - in accordance with revolutionary LAW!- free reusable carry bags. For example, the Superior Grocers' chain provide free reusable grocery carry bags made from heavy plastic material with every $20 grocery purchase.

Let us not forget that wealthy environmental related NGOs are Government registered "non-profit" organizations, and therefore, the tax-free money that is reaped by their fat-cat operators is a subsidy that is imposed on the voting minority of hard working increasingly impoverished taxpayers.

Ronald
Backa Ball

Monrovia, CA

#4892 Jul 9, 2013
The Backa Ball amateur league is looking for players for the summer leagues.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#4893 Jul 9, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
In Egypt it's the military that overturns elections; in California it's the courts.
But it was a good thing in Egypt throwing out Obama's Muslim Brotherhood thugs out.
Slick floors

Monrovia, CA

#4894 Jul 9, 2013
Are we still sliding around on this one? I wish they could have held it longer/
aqua Wman

Dinuba, CA

#4895 Jul 10, 2013
Just fo it
Jersey

Monrovia, CA

#4896 Jul 10, 2013
More glue to hold this tub together.
Paul k

United States

#4898 Jul 11, 2013
If this shit happens you can order those bags cheap. Here's what you do, get them cheap off the net. Take them to the store and have them bag your stuff. After, throw them along the road at night or in the sea do as much damage as you can. Show these filthy scum they can't tell us what to think.
Fortune

Monrovia, CA

#4899 Jul 11, 2013
Your plastic wrapped fortune cookie is waiting.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#4900 Jul 11, 2013
Paul k wrote:
If this shit happens you can order those bags cheap. Here's what you do, get them cheap off the net. Take them to the store and have them bag your stuff. After, throw them along the road at night or in the sea do as much damage as you can. Show these filthy scum they can't tell us what to think.
You are lame.
daily card

Monrovia, CA

#4901 Jul 11, 2013
A flogger card was found on you.

Since: Jul 13

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#4902 Jul 14, 2013
I am no expert in this field, but I would think industrial waste will account for the majority of waste. Charging for bags may decrease its use and thus decrease its presence in our landfills, but how big of an impact would it really have? Maybe if government officials stopped lining their pockets with corporate incentive pay or any other euphemism for bribery, they would have the balls to stop the problem at its source: the industries.

Without natural predation, one of the limits to population growth is waste. Relatively, as a species, we are awful at waste management; look at our land fill problems. We may be approaching or have exceeded the carrying capacity; therefore, inevitably nearing a decline in population sustainability. We need to start thinking about the world and its future; not selfishly and blindly pursuing money.

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