Plastic bag ban on Menlo Park agenda
Original post made on Jan 8, 2013
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on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm
This is a lose-lose proposition. It will make shopping more expensive and inconvenient for residents. It's another example of government micromanaging our lives. Better to educate the public and let people make their own decisions. Many of us reuse bags, as they are handy for many purposes. Those who feel strongly about this bring their own bags when they shop. At 25 cents a bag, this is becomes another tax on residents. Enough.
on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm
In deciding whether or not to ban plastic bags, it takes less than 5 minutes of viewing the following slide presentation backed by comments from reliable sources:
Does the convenience of using plastic bags outweigh their damage to our environment? Do all of us have a responsibility to protect our wildlife, our oceans, and our land from the careless disposal of plastic bags? Considering the damage, do we really have a choice?
on Jan 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm
Considering the fly speck the amount of plastic bags generated by piddly little Menlo Park relative to the world at large, sorry Carol, not going to save a whole bunch of critters. Same can be said of all of these silly efforts to safe the planet from societies that we cannot control.