County to ban plastic bags at most checkout counters
Original post made on Nov 8, 2012
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on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm
This ban will not change anything. People who rely on plastic bags for their garbage or clean up after their pets will just start using paper bags. they think by forcing us to pay for paper bags we will switch to those reusable bags. As long as people have money to shell out for paper bags their use will not diminish but will increase. I would rather shell out money for paper bags knowing that no matter how much you wash reusable bags the bacteria in the bottom of the bag will always be there. I for one will not be told how and what I put my groceries in. If I have the money I will always ask for paper. This law is just another stupid law consumers have to deal with.
on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Bacteria, companions to us all ...
From a San Francisco Chronicle article, July 5, 2012:
The human body carries more than 100 trillion bacteria - up to five pounds of the tiny single-celled organisms. The mouth alone has several hundred species of bacteria. Each tooth is its own ecosystem.
Together, all of the bacteria in the body would be the size of a large liver, and in many ways, scientists say, the microbiome behaves as another organ in the human body.
Each of our bodies has its own unique microbiome, cultivated from birth and built from our genes and our diet, nurtured by our exposure to a family dog or cat, by how much dirt we ate out of the sandbox and the antibiotics we've taken for ear infections or strep throat.
on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:16 am
At long last, we will be catching up to what Europeans have been doing for years. It's easy, and it's environmentally sound. You can bring recyclable bags to the check-out stand, or you can wheel your groceries to your car and place them in plastic crates that can be stored flat. No need for paper!