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on Jul 24, 2012
Charging people for paper bags is just another tax. This isn't about the environment, this is about money and control.
You can't call plastic bags "single use" when most of us reuse these bags in our homes. True change doesn't come by forcing your morals and values onto the public, it comes from the individual. Forcing change never lasts.
Personally, I will continue to have my groceries delivered so I can avoid this nonsense all together.
This would really be a stupid law to pass. Then we would just have to PURCHASE plastic bags to throw our garbage away in. The plastic keeps the odors and leaks inside rather than soaking through paper bags. Also, it would just add an extra expense for consumers' grocery bills to have to purchase plastic bags for the same purpose. I would hate this law. Why must the community have to pass laws for every single thing, including regulating housekeeping? The plastic bags we are now given are very helpful to receive, and I save and re-use every single one of them!!
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