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Plastic Bags at Retail

Original post made by Paul Losch, Community Center, on Apr 5, 2013

I don’t think I am alone in not understanding what the plastic bag ordinances, banning plastic bags at virtually all retail establishments in town, really means.

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Posted by Norman Carroll, formerly registered Online reciepient
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I would like to encourage those using cloht bags to WASH them occaisionally. I have been in line behind them at grocery and some of those bags absolutly REEK!

(BTW - I still receive Online via e-mail from a system that says may address isn't in the system.................)

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

This is all part of the city's plan to appear that we are leading environmentalists. The horror--- 150 bags in the creek!!! The stores
I've it because they can now charge for paper bags. The council feels good about themselves and the local environmentalists feel they did their jobs ( and that is whyntheyndo not work at real jobs or have any clue what it is to live on a salary here).
I have enough plasticbags stored that I will be using them for years to come. Hopefully the environmentalists will see me using them and recoil in horror

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Posted by Donna
a resident of Los Altos
on Apr 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm

If the stores want to ban paper and plastic entirely for the consumer, why not ban it for suppliers and distributors? Shipped cases of wine require corrugated boxes with dividers, produce arrives at the store shipped in plastic and paper boxes, cookies in bags with plastic dividers. Why go after just the consumer? Because they can. Los Altos is banning all plastic and paper for all merchants as of July 7th, and charging for bags - EXCEPT for people on food stamps. They have gone too far with this, way too far.

I am tempted to stand in from of Draegers Los Altos holding a sign begging food stamp people to get bags for me.

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Donna-- good ideas-- of course banning all plastic is not feasible, so in order for the "environmentalists" in the city to feel good, they go this route. Obviously some of the " environmentalists" in the city have too much time on their hands ( since some of them do not have real jobs, that is not unexpected) . But 100+ bags were found n the creek-- the humanity!!!!

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Posted by just thinkin'
a resident of Midtown
on May 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Why is the city providing a windfall of sorts to stores? It could have use the funds to pay for the wired internet pipe dream....Why not go wireless like everyone else?????