Voting Question: Why did they ban plastic bags in California?

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  • Voting Question: Why did they ban plastic bags in California?


Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 10:54
The only reason they've stopped using plastic bags is because it's bad for the environment. It has nothing to do with the cost
Answer #2 | 02/01 2014 10:56
Not exactly true. Yes, paper bags are made of trees, but those paper bags are biodegradable. The plastic bags you're getting end up in a landfill and don't break down, which is horrible for the environment. As for people who receive EBT getting free bags, i think it's great.
Answer #3 | 02/01 2014 10:54
Because paper can be recycled, plastic can't.
Answer #4 | 02/01 2014 10:56
Trees gow back, thus they are renewable... Paper can get recycled, plastic bags can't.
Answer #5 | 02/01 2014 11:04
Paper bags actually lead to more trees- because trees from paper come from tree farms which only operate it people use wood products.
Answer #6 | 02/01 2014 12:32
You are absolutely right. Back in the sixties the environmentalists started to scream about paper bags. They were made from precious trees. Even McDonalds went to plastic. Then they figured out that plastic was made from (gasp) fossil fuels and they found a stupid duck that choked on one. Oh horrors, McDonalds went back to paper. Then in San Francisco they came up with the idea of totes made of hemp. That way when they got their groceries home they could smoke the tote. Actually the cloth bags are horrible since they are reusable. You take it home and if you have a cold and sneeze into it, the next time you go to the store you will carry some disease with you and spread it. Each bag becomes a potential Typhoid Annie.This actually happened in Washington. But you see, it doesn't matter what the material is. The crux of the situation is that they can tax you. This money eventually winds up in the coffers of men like Al Gore, a billionaire, and George Soros. That's what it is all about. I
Answer #7 | 02/01 2014 11:36
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