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Why Are Two Plastic Bag Propositions on the California Ballot?

Uploaded: Oct 23, 2016

Americans Food Party! with approximately 100 billion single-use plastic bags a year, and as many as 15 billion in California alone.

A friend of mine and I were going over the proposals on the ballot just yesterday, and realized one of us was voting for both CA proposals 65 and 67.

If one is good, two votes are better, right?

Turns out the plastic bag industry is behind Proposal 65, which allocates funds for the sale of carryout bags to a wildlife conservation board. Sounds good at first, but this would overturn the plastic bag ban already set to take effect in California. So Proposition 67 is also on the ballot, giving voters the opportunity to uphold that original ban.

Whichever of these proposals gets the most votes wins; only one will go into effect.

So please…

Consider a "no" vote on 65 and a “yes”vote on 67.

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Posted by Bob, a resident of Blossom Valley,
on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:31 am

Your retelling of the linked article was awful. You might as well have just copied and pasted the link and left nothing else in the body of the article because you added no clarity and no substance to what was already written somewhere else. D+.

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Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of another community,
on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

Bob, yes thank you for the spanking, and you are right. I wanted to write something about this issue, but it has been crazy busy. Actually, my initial intent was to do a whole play on plasticity, elasticity and "nastiscity," but time did not allow. So I leave with No on 65. Yes on 67, take the instructive criticism, and come back next week to try again.

Nastiscity. Nastistics. There has to be a place for this in the future

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Posted by Chris, a resident of Monta Loma,
on Oct 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Thank you, Laura! This was very helpful to me.

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