Council OKs plastic bag ban
Original post made on Dec 6, 2012
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on Dec 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm
This is a feel-good issue lacking real facts and support.
How many empty plastic bags lying in streets/creeks do MV people see on a regular basis? I've seen 1 or 2 in 10 years.
Maybe in some bigger cities and places with lots of homeless or very low income there is a problem - not in MV.
I thought we lived in a LIBERAL community that cherishes CHOICE and DIVERSITY - but looks like instead we have a city council that wants to force people to do things the way the council wants.
on Dec 7, 2012 at 8:01 am
Thank you MV Council! I agree that the effects on wildlife are the critical issue, and properly functioning storm drain systems are vital as well. For those who really, really love their plastic bags, buy a box, and bring a couple of them shopping with you (like I do with cloth bags to avoid the automatic plastic bag default that is the norm now). Then you can still get what you want as an individual, but the overall community benefits of the ban will still be significant. It's an accommodation either way. This way just tips in favor of the environment.
on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:18 am
Good to see they're really on top of things. It only took about 3 months for the gang grafitti ON and around Castro school to be removed. Well over six months for the gang graffiti on a rock in the landscaping at Castro school