L.A. County Bans Plastic Bags in Stores

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LA County Plastic Bag Ban Starts Friday

Updated: Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011, 4:48 PM PDT
Published : Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011, 4:48 PM PDT

Los Angeles - Los Angeles County's ban on plastic bags, to be enforced in unincorporated areas of the county, will take effect Friday.

"To help make the transition easier for consumers, we've been giving away hundreds of free canvas bags at participating supermarkets across L.A. County through the month of June," Supervisor Gloria Molina said. "It's our way of encouraging everyone to do what's right for the environment."

Molina, who created a program to encourage thousands of students to persuade their families to cut down on the use of plastic bags, will host one final giveaway at 2 p.m. tomorrow at El Super, 3405 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. in East Los Angeles.

The ban, instituted last November, aims to reduce by 50 percent the number of plastic bags that wind up in landfills, river beds and other areas of the county. It will be phased in, effective at big grocery chains Friday and expanded to cover every store subject to the ordinance by January. It will not apply to restaurant carryout operations or food trucks.

Shoppers in the affected areas will have to pay 10 cents for a recyclable paper bag, though customers who receive food stamps will get a paper bag for free.

The nonprofit environmental group Heal the Bay estimates that California spends $25 million annually collecting and disposing of plastic bags. Only 5 percent are recycled. Some area cities, including Santa Monica and Malibu, have instituted similar bans, but many residents within the county will still be asked, "paper or plastic," after the county's ban takes effect.

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/plastic-bag-ban-los-angeles-county-20110628#ixzz1Qtejbqww
Feel sorry for the stores that live on the borders where these things are still legal...

 

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This is pure idiocy. I did a report on this horseshit for an environmental science class, and it turns out that often paper bags and cloth bags are actually worse for the environment. Plus, no one ever washes these reusable bags, so they are germ and virus factories.
 

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If they do that around here I'm screwed. I use them to clean up the dog
shit when I walk the big mutt. Fucking environmental fairies.
 

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I don't get the reason for this only applying in "unincorporated" parts of the county. How can they justify that, as opposed to a simple county-wide ordnance?
 
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They will have to pay 10 cents for a paper bag? Sounds like a new tax, oh well its California's own fault for voting in big government democrats. The people get what they deserve.
 

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They will have to pay 10 cents for a paper bag? Sounds like a new tax, oh well its California's own fault for voting in big government democrats. The people get what they deserve.
They also voted in Arnold Schwarzenegger, I dont think its a matter of who they vote in.
 

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They will have to pay 10 cents for a paper bag? Sounds like a new tax, oh well its California's own fault for voting in big government democrats. The people get what they deserve.
The globalists are pleased with this development (except the ones who own the big plastic bag manufacturers)
 
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The globalists are pleased with this development (except the ones who own the big plastic bag manufacturers)
They get you hooked on something and then they say you can't have it or they tax you for it once you can't do without it.

[video=youtube;7fqCS7Y_kME]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fqCS7Y_kME[/video]

Funny how things are still the same.
 

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This is pure idiocy. I did a report on this horseshit for an environmental science class, and it turns out that often paper bags and cloth bags are actually worse for the environment. Plus, no one ever washes these reusable bags, so they are germ and virus factories.
Yeah, plastic bags are actually better. You'd have to use those canvas bags 4 years straight to make up for the fact that it costs like 200 times the energy to make and are shipped from china. The vast majority of people just forget the things after they use them once. And you'd have to reuse a paper bag 3 times for every one plastic, which no one would ever do. Both take much longer to decompose than plastic bags.
 

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They get you hooked on something and then they say you can't have it or they tax you for it once you can't do without it.
You forgot the "video is unrelated" part in your post.
 

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If they do that around here I'm screwed. I use them to clean up the dog
shit when I walk the big mutt. Fucking environmental fairies.
I use them to take my lunch to work.
 

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If they really wanted to improve the environment they'd build a wall around east LA
 

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I'm confused, how does affect the fact that their state is in like 10 billion dollars in debt and backrupt? If I were them, I would cut out all the frivolous bullshit and focus on getting the state back in shape.
 
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I'm confused, how does affect the fact that their state is in like 10 billion dollars in debt and backrupt? If I were them, I would cut out all the frivolous bullshit and focus on getting the state back in shape.
Women in politics

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"To help make the transition easier for consumers, we've been giving away hundreds of free canvas bags at participating supermarkets across L.A. County through the month of June," Supervisor Gloria Molina said.
I don't have the exact figures available, Gloria, but I bet L.A. County uses several thousand plastic bags every day. Your hundreds of canvas bags aren't a pimple on the plastic bags' ass. But it makes you feel good, which is the main thing.
 

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You all have the government you deserve.