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The Scope of the Plastic Shopping Bag Problem

tcomments Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 5:02 AM
You can never please all the people all the time. Paper bags kill too many trees, plastic bags are bad for the seas and reusable bags are a pain to remember to bring. Maybe more stores should make empty boxes (from products) available.
Rhcrest Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 7:16 AM
Actually, these nutcases don't want us to even exist, hence the elimination of us, our cars and the need for bags of anykind at the grocery store. I always tell them they should lead by example and gather up all their tree hugging friends, go find the nearest really really really tall cliff and jump. The area wildlife will appreciate the meal and their bodies will be recycled through the wildlife, they get to save the earth and the rest of us don't have to listen to them anymore. It would be a win win all around.
Kark Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 7:08 AM
You should have said you can never please the nutballs on the left.
Greg1084 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 6:44 AM
Try getting your car keys out while holding a box.

How big of a problem do plastic shopping bags pose to the environment?

Since the elected supervisors of Los Angeles' City Council recently voted to ban plastic shopping bags at the city's retailers, largely in response to "clean-water" advocates, who argue that the bags "pollute the ocean and the city's waterways", we thought we'd get a sense of just how big that problem really is.

Our chart below presents the answer, which refers to data that those who support bans on plastic shopping bags frequently cite in advancing their agenda: