Plastic bag ban starts Monday
Original post made on Apr 18, 2013
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on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm
While a bag ban in SF might make sense, in MV there is almost no bag pollution and this policy adds little value here while making life a real hassle for many.
And guaranteed there is much higher chance of getting food poisoning from reusable bags than with limited use plastic bags. When someone gets seriously ill or dies from that, what will you say about this so-called environmental policy...
on Apr 19, 2013 at 7:30 am
Plastic bags are a scourge! We got along just fine without them for MANY years. If you're worried about your health(yeah, right) buy a paper bag!
on Apr 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm
The shopping bag ban is a huge pain - to businesses and consumers. I am an avid recycler and reuse paper and plastic bags, always. I never throw them away without using them for either loose paper recycling (in the case of paper bags) or garbage can liners (plastic bags). I also use plastic bags to carry my lunch. I am very concerned about the unsanitary nature of canvas bags, which are brought into the stores, filthy, full of raw chicken juice, broken egg remnants, etc., and then dragged over counters and handled by clerks who then handle other people's food. Mtn View City Council, do you even think this far ahead to realize how unsanitary this is? This also makes it much easier to shoplift, thereby driving prices up for the rest of us. You paper/plastic bag haters are a bunch of fools.