County to ban plastic bags at most ch...

County to ban plastic bags at most checkout counters

There are 1 comment on the Almanac story from Nov 8, 2012, titled County to ban plastic bags at most checkout counters. In it, Almanac reports that:

On Earth Day in the spring of 2013, retailers in Ladera, West Menlo Park and other unincorporated communities of San Mateo County will have to end their use of the flimsy plastic bags at checkout counters.

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San Jose, CA

#1 Nov 9, 2012
On rainy days your purchase gets wet. You will have to buy plastic bags for use around the house. No bags makes on line purchases easier --less tax revenue for local govt.
Remember when WE had the choice --paper or plastic. Now the government tells YOU.

The plastic bag recycle bin at the grocery stores is always stuffed-- this is just a control issue.

Making paper bags means trees Re cut --soil erosion is worse for creeks then a few plastic bags.

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