Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 136: Statewide Plastic Bag Ban?

It looks as though California legislators are moving closer to enacting a statewide plastic bag ban.  Several local jurisdictions have already done so (San Francisco, except for the weird exemption in Chinatown - don't even get me started on that...), and Sacramento has made attempts in the past as well.  Passing a statewide ban would be a boon for environmental reasons, and I'm very much hoping that this legislation is successful.

I get so annoyed when I see folks using lots of plastic bags at the store when there are perfectly good alternatives available.  At this point, who doesn't have at least a few reusable cloth bags lying around somewhere?  They've become the new fad for some non-profits to include with donation solicitations (in addition to the ubiquitous return address labels), and we've actually had to get rid of several cloth bags recently because we just had too many!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ban the bags!!!

2:51 PM  

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