Skip to comments.Bag ban selective, not that effective (Mass.)
Posted on 11/20/2019 7:02:35 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
It probably looked good on paper, but the plastic bag ban making its way through the State Legislature, as it is now, is not the planet-friendly panacea environmentalists proclaim, and will hurt the bottom line of consumers and small businesses.
As the Heralds Mary Markos reported, under the bill, customers would pay at least 10 cents for a recycled paper bag at check out. The aim: to keep nasty plastic from polluting our environment.
While Massachusetts may not be able to tackle the proliferation of plastics worldwide, we can take concrete action at home, Senate President Karen Spilka said.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Now...about all of those trees losing their lives for paper bags....
The ban-police should try walking with those paper bags. The handles are generally flimsy.
You can tell the media are all in with the enviro-weenies as it was the enviro-weenies that forced the flimsy plastic bags on us because the much better paper sacks were “destroying the forests” or some such nonsense, and the media never mention that...
someone’s making money...
This won’t solve the problem, and soon they will be aiming to ban something else, like those thin flimsy plastic bags for fruit, and that won’t save the planet, so they will go after something else, like plastic water bottles, and that will not transform Earth into Paradise, so they will go after ..... (repeat until doomsday.)
They implemented a 10 cent plastic bag tax with a ban in a few years here in Connecticut and it is a huge PITA!
You have to use a “reusable” bag 132 times before you start to gain vs just using the plastic film bags instead in terms of standard environmental impacts.. (resources to produce, fuel used to transport, etc)....
Demand that companies stop using paper then when they've cost consumers a ton of money and put multiple companies out of business, have a terrible twos style tantrum over the alternative you demanded they use.
Has anyone seen that point mentioned in any of these fairy tails about how people have to stop using plastic bags? I sure haven't.
But that's what's become of our nation, 20 percent made up of two year olds manipulated by the permanent government 1% into intimidating the 79% who are sheep so they stay with the herd.
Ignore the tantrums, ignore the herd, and guess who owns the wolves in sheep dog clothing that'll take you down before too many of the sheep in the herd notice you're doing Ok without the herd?
The same permanent government 1% who stir up the two year olds.
It’s a tax scam disguised as something else...
The article says the paper bags are made from recycled paper.
The only good thing about the plastic bag craziness here in CT—is that it is a daily reminder that the state legislature and governor are totally insane.
We need to reminded—and never forget—we are ruled by clowns.
The bag ban also enables shoplifters big time.
>We need to remindedand never forgetwe are ruled by clowns.
...whom We elect, or ALLOW to get elected
The problem is, there are many many “clown voters”!
Voters who are “clowns” themselves or materially benefit from having clowns in office.
Yes. I carry bags with me and if I only have a few items I’ll put them in the bag as I go. When I get to the register I dump the bag out on the belt and then lay the bag on top. If I was a thief I’d just walk out the door with them. And since I live in California that’s allowed. lol
I live in MA. and this ban is already being implemented by many towns.
Trader Joes has been using paper bags for as long as I can remember and theyre actually pretty sturdy. They also have a reusable bag thats not only pretty attractive but holds a lot of food.
I have been hoarding plastic bags when I get them because they have lots of uses.
IF I ever live where such a ban is put into place, I will take my own kitchen size trash bags into the store & will make the cashier put my purchases into those bags. I already own those b ags, so they cannot chare me for something extra.
This will severely slow down the exit procedure at the cashier, and have long lines behind me. Maybe others will follow suit.
I still haven’t heard what the politicians plan to do about the kitchen bags which we all use to dispose of our trash.
For those who are so strong bout eliminating plastic in your life, please look clearly around your own house & see what you already own that is plastic....INCLUDING YOUR NEWER CARS.........
Sounds like this is the same scam they ran in CA not long ago.
In CA, the measure was characterized as a save the planet proposition on the ballot so get everyone feeling good about paying 10 cents to save mother earth.
What actually happened though is the bags at the grocery stores got bigger, and much thicker and the kicker is the grocery stores get the 10 cents. None of the money goes to research or anything else.
So in the end, there are now bigger thicker bags “clogging up” the environment and the unionized grocery store is pocketing the money.
I cant wait to leave this state.
Tell you one non-biodegradable plastic pollutant they will never ban: latex condoms.
Millions of those are getting flushed down the toilet every day and probably winding up floating around the ocean. Why are plastic bags evil sins against the environment but not those?
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