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Old 10-04-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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We've already had it awhile in Los Angeles. Stores are allowed to charge 10 cents for a paper or reusable plastic bag, their making a tremendous extra profit from this as I see people paying for bags all the time and they haven't passed the benefit to them on to the customer at all.
Its a nuisance as I forget my bags and I refuse to pay the 10 cents a bag.
Government shouldn't pass laws banning stuff they don't like.
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I didn't think that I would like the plastic bag law, but I've grown to appreciate it. Too many of these bags end up on trees, oceans, city streets, etc. When we use our own favorite bag(s), we are helping to keep our environment cleaner.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:46 AM
 
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Originally Posted by V8 Vega View Post
We've already had it awhile in Los Angeles. Stores are allowed to charge 10 cents for a paper or reusable plastic bag, their making a tremendous extra profit from this as I see people paying for bags all the time and they haven't passed the benefit to them on to the customer at all.
Its a nuisance as I forget my bags and I refuse to pay the 10 cents a bag.
Government shouldn't pass laws banning stuff they don't like.
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I've got news for you. They were always charging you for bags. Did you honestly think stores were giving you those bags for free, without passing the cost of recycling and ordering new bags onto you? And, yes, recycling in massive amounts is not free. Somebodys' got to transport them to the recycling plant and somebody's got a pay for it. That would be you, the consumer. You were always paying for bags. I think the .10 charge now is what they have to kick up to the state. I'd say now the government is just getting in on the action, if we're going to look at it from this rather cynical angle. Another way to look at is is that the landfills are crammed with that plastic garbage. I talked to a guy that did some kind of work on creeks and rivers in the central valley near Fresno and found waterways that were clogged because those bags were stuffed in there. The wind would blow them around and they'd all just end up in one spot, usually where there was water. A mess. Something had to be done.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We've already had it awhile in Los Angeles. Stores are allowed to charge 10 cents for a paper or reusable plastic bag, their making a tremendous extra profit from this as I see people paying for bags all the time and they haven't passed the benefit to them on to the customer at all.
Its a nuisance as I forget my bags and I refuse to pay the 10 cents a bag.
Government shouldn't pass laws banning stuff they don't like.
.
I agree government should not pass these laws, but I understand if an individual grocery store wants to have them. As far as I am concerned thoughtful people will use re-usable bags. I am not an enviornmentalist by any means but I do try to do my part. We have used cloth bags for a couple of years, no one had to force this onto us. We do have stores here in NWA that, instead of charging for bags, they give us a small reward for using re-usable bags. One credits us a nickel and the other a dime. As has been pointed out, in Europe you have to provide your own re-usable bags. Our daughter and son in law lived in Poland for 2 years. That is when they started using cloth ones.
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