Thursday, October 10, 2013

On 10/8/13 San Diego Is Proposing Plastic Ban Ban. Encinitas & Palm Desert Will Be Next.

On 10/8/13 San Diego City Council is proposing to adopt for and 10c per bag fee. Palm Dessert and Encinitas are working on the bans, too.

The ban and fee are bad for:
- businesses: to bag customers purchases is the least of customer services that retailers should provide, especially when it come to discretionary shopping, which is for fun. If it is no fun anymore, why shop? All stores can close, we can all go home!

- residents: Many of us use plastic bags for trash and pet waste. Without them, we will have to buy the much thicker and bigger trash bags. Why is the later better?

- for environment. Plastic bags are the by-product of natural gas, not oil. And they take little to make. Verses paper bags which come from trees. From logging, debarking, chop & dice, add water to make pulp, squeeze water out and flatten to make paper, the whole process takes much more resources and energy and create more greenhouse gases. Why is paper better?

Read my 8/13 blog: To Read and To Watch, I have a collection of articles and videos.

Write to the City Councils now. At this moment, the only people who are talking and talking are the activists. The City Councils needs to hear from us; the public and the businesses. Speak up now before it is too late.

City Council of San Diego:

City Council of Encinitas:

City Council of Palm Dessert:

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