Tonight, the City Council will discuss drafting a city ordinance banning plastic bags at grocery stores. Since I’m too lazy to get to a City Council meeting to ask these questions, I very much hope someone has already asked them:
How much money would it cost to make sure that everyone in the City knows that these plastic bags are absolutely 100% recyclable? (Every other week, of course!)
Clearly, bags used to carry raw meats should not be reused without being washed. Are people doing this? What about seniors and lower-income shoppers for whom this will be a burden?
What happens to much the bulkier reusable bags when they can no longer be reused? What is the plan for ensuring these don’t “clog our rivers”?
I just read that using the Higgs Boson mass, scientists were able to literally calculate the date of the end of the universe. But the biodegradable plastic bag is an impenetrable scientific barrier?
If this ban were in place, we would live in a county where drug addicts can exchange needles but shoppers cannot ask for plastic bags. I actually don’t have a question for this one, just wanted to irresponsibly and annoyingly connect those two facts.
What are your thoughts on plastic bag bans?