By Bob L.
What is the matter with all these LUNKHEADED YUPPIES today, are they that brain-dead that they want to make it harder for Seniors and the poor to carry and pay for paper or cloth bags, let alone carry paper bags and carry them up stairs, and on top of that Seniors use plastic bags for garbage bags because they don’t have that much garbage to take out each week. these bags make good litter bags in your car that these Environmentalists throw out of their car windows instead of using a litter or garbage can.
Then on top of that a lot of seniors live in apartments, what do you want them to do use a big garbage bag and wait until it gets full enough to take out and then fall down the stairs trying to take it out, but in the mean time the smell attract Mice, Rats, and Cockroaches and what ever else that loves this type of filth, then you come in and say it is not a healthy place to live and clean it up.
All you jackasses, if you would stop littering there would be no reason to ban these plastic bags, on top of that go to the store buy your high-priced groceries then pay for your paper bags at Five cents a bag, how long before you complain about that, ok you say get your self cloth bags, what are they now, Three, Four Dollars each now, and how long will thy last, and at that price.
(Sen. Maralyn Chase, the intention, she said, is to encourage people to use cloth bags), HOW is she going to benefit from these cloth bags she want people to buy. Then how long before they have a complaint about them.
Environmentalists wine and cry about every thing while destroying this Country for THEIR BELIEFS, don’t fall trees, ban plastic, so what are they doing, FALLING TREES, and cutting JOBS, and going against what they are trying to stop, you see EDUCATION in the U.S. FIRST HAND. (For every Action, there is a Reaction)
Some lawmakers want to ban plastic grocery bags.
Legislature: Momentum now behind such a law, (how about the people, not Special Interest Groups, are they AFRAID TO GO to all the people.)
STEPHANIE KIM; The Seattle Times
January 11, 2012
OLYMPIA – Lawmakers in both the state Senate and the House of Representatives are seeking to enact what would be the nation’s first statewide ban of plastic grocery and retail bags. (More jobs lost, more trees harvested) Previous attempts to ban the thin-film plastic bags statewide have failed, but backers say recent bans approved by cities could give the issue more momentum.
In Washington, the city of Edmonds was the first to adopt a ban, in 2009. It was joined by Bellingham last July, and Seattle and Mukilteo approved bans last month.
Senate Bill 5780 and House Bill 1877 are similar. Both bills would allow plastic bags for fresh meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts or other bulk items, dairy products, ice and cooked foods.
Lawmakers have been pressured by environmental groups to support a ban.
Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, the prime sponsor of the Senate bill, said she’s concerned about environmental harm from the bags, noting that such bags were found inside a gray whale that washed up in West Seattle in 2010.
“I want plastic out of the water,” she said.
A public hearing on her bill is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today in the Senate Committee on Environment.
A representative of the nation’s largest plastic-bag manufacturer said his company would oppose a statewide ban.
Mark Daniels, vice president of sustainability and environmental policy for Helix Poly Co., said the thin-film plastic bags his company makes are frequently recycled or reused by consumers. Industry officials also say paper bags consume more resources and cost more to manufacture and transport than plastic.
Under Chase’s bill, a retailer could not provide customers with carryout bags unless they are made from compostable plastic or recyclable paper or are reusable. Reusable plastic bags are thicker than the thin bags most often used by grocers and retail outlets.
Chase said she intends to rewrite her bill before today’s hearing and is open to the idea of retailers charging customers a small fee for a carryout paper bag.
The intention, she said, is to encourage people to use cloth bags.
Under the House bill, retailers could provide recyclable paper bags to customers at a cost of at least 5 cents each. The fee would be waived for those on food stamps or other public-assistance programs.
The House bill, first introduced by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, last session, was reintroduced Monday.
Fitzgibbon said he didn’t expect the bill to pass last year, but it got the conversation started.
“I expect to have support from local governments,” he said.
“There’s more interest in the Legislature on making sure we don’t have a scattered approach.”
Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, said he’s not sure a statewide bag ban would be enacted this year, “but it will happen over time.”
Seattle’s bag ban goes into effect in July. In addition to banning plastic bags at grocery, retail and convenience stores, it imposes a nickel fee on paper grocery bags to offset the higher cost of paper to stores and to remind shoppers to bring reusable bags.