Theodore's World: Following San Fran and LA, environmentalist FREAKS seek to ban plastic bags in Sacramento

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February 20, 2013

Following San Fran and LA, environmentalist FREAKS seek to ban plastic bags in Sacramento

Following San Fran and LA, environmentalist wackos seek to ban plastic bags in Sacramento ...........

Sacramento Seeks To Ban Plastic Bags


Several Sacramento City council members are pushing for a ban on one use plastic bags in the city.

Council members Kevin McCarty and Steve Cohen joined environmental groups at a press conference to announce that a council committee will begin the process of crafting an ordinance banning plastic bags.

San Francisco and Los Angeles are major cities that have banned plastic bags. Environmental groups say the bags do not break down and pollute the oceans and endanger wildlife.

But Cohn says Sacramento has waterways too.

“These plastic bags can pollute those rivers and streams as they do the oceans,” said Cohn.

McCarty says people who recycle the bags in city recycle containers often don’t bundle them up. Individual bags jam recycle machinery half a dozen times a day.

“Over a $100,000 is tied to plastic bags clogging up our machines,” said McCarty.

Many health food stores no longer use plastic bags and their customers don’t seem mind. Many of them bring their own reusable bags.

“I don’t if we ever had them actually. I think our customers would really be upset with us if we had plastic bags,” said Paul Cultrera, manager of the Sacramento Natural Food Coop.

Sacramento’s ordinance may follow ordinances in other cities and place a small charge of around $.05 on paper bags because they have their own environmental issues. Mom and Pop stores are already struggling to compete.

“Small merchants, as shrinking as our margins are to have to charge for something that is normally free…it’s just another obstacle to overcome,” said John Louie, owner of the Oak Park Market.

A city council committee is expected to ask city staff to come up with an ordinance after hearing from businesses, customers and environmental groups. Enforcing an ordinance which includes education efforts and possibly distribution of free reusable bags may cost as much as $470,000.

Wild Thing's comment................

LOL what freaks! Remember when they wanted to ban the paper bags and they said it would save trees. They insiste4d on having plastic. Now they want to ban the plastic bags. These enviro freaks are never happy and what miserable and phony people that are.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 20, 2013 02:45 AM


I understand the "enviro correct" cloth grocery tote bags these freaks like are prone to being bacteria breeders unless they are washed thoroughly after each use. Washing requires using our limited water supplies. oh Gosh, how difficult it is to be an envoro correct hippie freak.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at February 20, 2013 12:28 PM

..ahh, but these Proggy hipsters look so hip-so "caring" with their reusable enviro bags...

Posted by: Willy at February 20, 2013 12:52 PM

Tom, what a pain that would be to have to wash them every time. Thanks for the input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 21, 2013 01:00 AM

Willy, hahhaha yes

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 21, 2013 01:01 AM

What many don't know is that those "one-use" plastic bags are made from the waste plastic left over from plastics manufacturing process.
Now because of the ban, more and more of this waste plastic goes straight to the landfill instead of being made into plastic bags that actually have multi-uses. Like wastebasket liners, doggie do-do pickups, sorting auto parts...etc.

More liberal hypocrisy on display.

Posted by: Mikey at February 26, 2013 01:57 AM