Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sonoma County, Petaluma Are Under Pressure To Adopt Plastic Bag Bans


http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20131003/COMMUNITY/131009832/1380/COMMUNITY0801?Title=Plastic-bag-ban-Approve-it-now

From the above article, you can see that Sonoma County and cities in the county are under tremendous pressure from the activists to adopt the plastic bag ban and bag fee to be applied to ALL stores.

The ban and fee are eco-fads, based on myths and misrepresentations. They 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.

At this moment, it is only the activists who are talking and talking. Write to the County Supervisors and City Councils now. You will be glad that you come to their defense, which is much needed from all of us.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors:
http://supervisors.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1001&id=1000

Sonoma City Council:
http://www.sonomacity.org/default.aspx?PageId=438

Petaluma City Council:
http://cityofpetaluma.net/cclerk/council.html

Santa Rosa City Council:
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/government/council/meet_the_council/Pages/default.aspx


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