Comments on: Paper or plastic? Oh, and 25 cents please! http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lynda Sayre http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339501 Fri, 15 May 2009 18:22:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339501 Twenty five cents for a paper or plastic bag is nothing! Find something more important to complain about – like all the plastic that is littering our shores and oceans, killing fish and whales. If you don’t want to pay, simply bring your own bag – that’s what this is about anyway – to help us all be more responsible.

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By: edo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339392 Thu, 07 May 2009 00:17:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339392 Why would you waive the fee for “some” low income Californians.What about low income visitors?

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By: Earth Sense http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339175 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:16:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339175 People, this is not a “bag” problem. DeVore has a lot of credibility here. But let’s face it, if we just control our habits this issue of a bag tax would be removed. We can’t begin to sit here and blame a bag for the worlds problem. Litter is a personal issue not a production issue.

Drive anywhere, you’ll see cups, cigarettes, cans, glass etc. Are we truly going to begin “taxing” and/or “banning” all these types of products, no–get real.

This is another sorry attempt to help scratch away at a debt that our elected officials caused.

Don’t let them fool you.

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By: Shaleina http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339172 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:28:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339172 If I believed that Americans were smart enough to replace their wasteful ways by themselves, I would be opposed to this idea. However, since so many Americans are ignorant and lazy, this is a great idea. Those who are just too stupid to catch up to the rest of the developed world can pay for it.

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By: dennis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339171 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:12:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339171 What was done before plastic? How did people keep from getting sick from meat juices before the FDA?

Kosher…..

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By: DT http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339168 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:38:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339168 I’m amazed that so many people are complicit with this type of government control over their lives! What happened to freedom? We’re now into micro-management of our lives down to the types of bags we use? We are already way over taxed, with most of that money being wasted and mismanaged. You think 25 cents per plastic bag is going to help anyone? NO! You sheeple are brainswashed. What’s next? 5 cents added to your bill for every paper napkin? 5 cents for plastic packs of ketchup? I could go on, but I don’t want to give the governemt drones any ideas. Rediculous.

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By: Drake http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339167 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:28:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339167 DeVore is an idiot. In the 50’s and earlier we always used our own shopping bags, over and over and over. Of course the chickens were not frozen any more than was the beef or pork and dammit I’m here 50 years later to testify!

why charge for the bags, just give a discount of 25c for every bag saved…surely that is not too much math!

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By: SHAWN http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339165 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:08:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339165 “Yes let’s rely on the government to tax us to control us. Why not simply propose to the store that they get to give a discount to consumers that use their own bags. They can raise their rate just a little for consumers that want a bag. And they also make a savings because they don’t have to give out bags. The free market has an answer to this, you don’t need to rely on Taxation as a enforcement policy. We are taxed enough, don’t let your shortsightedness allow the government to get in your shopping bag too.”
– Posted by n8

The “free market” that you mention could have done this years ago. There is no law that says they couldn’t and yet they haven’t (except for Costco and a few other smaller stores and chains). Nope … without a hot poker on the end of that cattle prod, don’t rely on corporate America to do what’s best for the economy because it won’t happen unless they can make another buck. Thankfully we have the Europeans to follow in terms of an environmental lead on plastic bags, small cars, …

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By: Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339164 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339164 Quote: “Yikes… bleach!!?? Why bother debating plastic vs paper at all if you put BLEACH in your water..”

LOL. I’m NOT debating paper vs. plastic. In Europe, they are using cloth bags. Goodness, what do you think of the hundreds of cities located on rivers that dump their sewage in those rivers, and then cities below them use the same for their drinking water. Think on it, and then go hug a tree.

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By: Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/15/paper-or-plastic-oh-and-25-cents-please/comment-page-1/#comment-339163 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:29:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12635#comment-339163 windy spirit, I have news for you. Bleach is harmless. Google bleach in wash water, and everyone from milk plants to etc. does it. I wouldn’t advise drinking it straight from the container, but maybe I would for people who are not in the know.

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