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Commission shelves fee for single-use bags

Original post made on Mar 2, 2009

Before county residents are asked to spend a quarter for every paper or plastic shopping bag, the Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission has recommended that a public education campaign be enacted first.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 2, 2009, 11:27 AM

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Posted by Clear Perspective
a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm

For facts and links to the studies about plastic bags and the environment that started it all, as well as environmental shopping strategies and a survey of plastic bag knowledge...please visit

www.thetruthaboutplasticbags.com


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Posted by Patricia Corral
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm

For about 3 years I've been using canvas bags to carry my groceries. I've had to train myself to take them when I go into the store. Something must be done to educate people to do the same. Too many bags litter our waterway and other places and cause harm to our environment


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 4, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I carry bags in my vehicles but usually forget to take them into the stores. It is a hard habit to get into. Maybe I should tape one to the dash as a reminder.



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