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Plastic bags have been around for 30 years now. It is estimated world wide that 1 trillion bags are used and discarded every year. Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used every day.
There's a big change in California in the last few months. Earlier last year the grocery store would put all your food in plastic bags for free. Later last year, they started charging 10 cents per bag and encouraged people to bring their own re-usable bags which they would pack instead for free. A few people are paying the bag surcharge still but from the small sample I've seen, the majority are now bringing re-usable bags so I think it's making a difference.
originally posted by: Navieko
Nothing weird or strange about it at all. Certainly a damn shame though and I'd hope we as humans are able to figure out some smart solutions to the issue.
My observations are merely anecdotal, but I'm looking forward to seeing some data on how successful this measure is at getting people to bring their own re-usable bags.
California now has the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The restrictions apply to large food retailers, pharmacies, corner markets and liquor stores but not restaurants or department stores.
Businesses can still offer paper bags and thicker plastic bags as long as they charge at least 10 cents for each of those items — a move crafted to encourage folks to tote their own reusable sacks.
originally posted by: slider1982
That bat #e crazy bag lady that has lots of cats was taking a paddle to wash her pee smelling cloths, said lady went a bit to deep into the sea and said whale ate her along with 30 odd bags..
The real tragic part of this story is a house full of staving cats all trying to eat each other in a feline version of resident evil...
Sometimes I feel I am wasted here.