California bans plastic grocery bags

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    "The state Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting California pharmacies and grocery, liquor, and convenience stores from using plastic bags. The bill also calls for customers to be charged for using store-issued paper bags."


    Assembly votes to ban plastic grocery bags | Cal Coast News



    Those reuseable grocery bags are not sanitary. So what do we do?

    Government pricks!
     
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    Maybe you can reuse your thigh high stocking to carry your groceries in now!
     
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    So glad you created this thread, as it focuses the light on the inanity of environmentalism.
    Irrationality, ideology rule the movement.
    It is a cultlike religion.

    This from "The World Turned Upside Down," by Melanie Phillips:
    "…public discourse has departed sharply from reality. Self-evident common sense appears to have been turned on its head. Reality seems to have been recast, with fantasies recalibrated as facts while demonstrable truths are dismissed as a matter of opinion at best, or as evidence of some sinister ‘right-wing’ plot….The phenomenon has affected not just the political sphere, where ideology often crowds out facts, for even parts of the scientific domain have given in to irrationality."



    Plastic is actually better for the environment, if that is the determinating factor...although I am sure it is not.

    "...many hours learning the ins and outs of factors such as eutrophication, which is the degree to which paper or plastic bags disturb the chemical and nutritional balance of the earth's soil as they each sit in landfills or other burial spots. (Paper loses that part of the battle, because the process used to manufacture the bags emits considerably more carbon than the act of making a plastic bag.)

    ... neither paper nor plastic bags decompose to any useful degree in the landfills where most of our trash ends up."
    Binary Man: Paper Or Plastic? - Raw Fisher


    And this from a grocery retailer:
    "Additionally, several years ago, we placed plastic bag recycling bins in the front of our stores. We not only accept our own used bags, but also those from any retailer. Most people tell us that it's a valuable community service. But I can't tell you the reason is all altruistic; we make money on selling the used plastic bags to Trex, a company that makes synthetic lumber. Profit is the first rule in a successful recycling effort. So plastic is completely recyclable,..."
    Ibid.
     
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    Oh, Thank GAWD!

    The planet is safe!

    Praise Jesus. And shoot a politician.
     
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    What do they propose I use to pick up my dog's poo in if I can't use a plastic bag?

    What do they propose I put my leaky raw chicken/beef/pork/fish in, if not a plastic bag?

    What do they propose I tie onto my kids GI Joe doll in order to make a mock parachute?

    Where is Kittenkoder to bash the shit out of this inane ban?
     
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    I think the once great state of CA has more to worry about than what type of grocery bags people prefer don't you?
     
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    DUUUUUH!!! Wash the bag after you use it!
     
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    Standing in your kitchen, the groceries are all put away. Gather your plastic bags together and put them aside. The next visit to the grocery store, drop your bag of plastic bags in the recyclable bins at the front of the stores by the registers.
     
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    Her stockings are much too pretty for that!
     
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    Or reuse them as trash bags in your own home.

    I line all the small trash cans in my house with grocery bags.
     

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