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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


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


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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