responsible people must be stopped!
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines
rly? And you’re inconveniencing people shopping because …?
…handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean.
So your “concern” is that there is trash “clogging” landfills? Do you actually believe landfills ought to be free-flowing?!? That’s what they’re for: trash. They smash it down, cover it with dirt, and put in some fairly straightforward equipment that powers the houses they build on top with the methane thus produced. How “green” is that?!?
Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus [who was apparently *not* acting with her annoying TV characters] and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores. Councilman Bernard Parks cast the lone no vote.
Bless Bernard Parks for that.
“Let’s get the message to Sacramento that it’s time to go statewide,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who has focused on efforts to revitalize the Los Angeles River.
Council members quietly backed away from a more controversial plan to also ban use of paper grocery bags, which was first proposed by appointees of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. [who own shopping-bag companies]
Wednesday’s vote kicks off a four-month environmental review of the bag ban, followed by passage of an ordinance putting it into effect.
The four month review — which is apparently pointless considering that the ban will take place regardless of its outcome — also conducted by “appointees of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,” no doubt.
“Plastic harms our environment. It is a threat to the coastal economy. It is a danger to marine life and it is an unconscionable burden to taxpayers who have to foot the bill for cleanups year after year,” said attorney H. David Nahai, a former top executive at the Department of Water and Power.
This is the crux of their argument: plastic **Carelessly Thrown Away By Morons** makes a mess. They’re afraid of “Bag Monster” oooooooo
Do we not already have littering laws? Let’s just enforce those and leave people like me — who have never, evar allowed a plastic bag to go free range — alone!
Perhaps they might consider that the kind of dependent society they advocate at every turn actually decreases people’s sense of personal responsibility for themselves and the world around them, which leads directly to behaviors like the casual tossing of plastic bags on the streets and beaches. “Why worry — Someone Else will take care of that. Just like they take care of me.”
Employees of plastic bag manufacturers, wearing T-shirts reading “Don’t Kill My Job,” pleaded unsuccessfully for council members to change course, saying they feared they would soon be unemployed. “My family depends on my job and my benefits, too,” said Alejandro Ortega, a 10-year employee of manufacturer Crown Poly.
Putting people out of work. Killing industries.
Villaraigosa’s appointees on the five-member Board of Public Works voted last year to embrace a ban on all single-use bags, saying that paper bags lead to deforestation.
Are you freakin’ kidding me?!? You city slickers are completely unaware that paper products are made from a CROP of specifically grown trees?!? They are farmed — like potatoes and corn. They also produce all the paper you use to write your stupid, ignorant “well-meaning” White Papers. Papers — geddit?
And if ya wanna go completely eco-tard; young trees capture more CO2 and release more O2 than do mature trees. So the harvesting and replanting of this CROP produces more O2.
While employing people and creating wealth.
Enjoy your coliform bacteria and E. coli.
Or Destroy The Planet!!!lebenty!!! with more Washing Machine Use, Electricity Use, Eeeeevil Detergents and Water Use!!!!!!