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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Sep 15, 2008.
This is going into effect in Seattle
what is the next "bright" ideal they will come up with.
Portland is looking into the same thing.
I like the idea on the surface, but can you imagine the health issue of checkers handling your bags after handling a hundred other bags during the day. It can't be healthy unless they sanitize them at the door when you carry them in :thumbs:
If they do it they should reorient check stands so that the customer bags their own - personal opinion!
I think the bag fee is a brilliant idea. It has worked marvelously in Ireland. Plastic bags hanging on trees and bushes and floating in lakes is a thing of the past.
Hey, I just went back and read the whole article and we got a mention .
There are no exceptions to the bag 'duty' here. Every shop must charge for them or face a fine. Clothing stores have returned to paper, but we still just take our own bags whenever we go shopping.
The difference in the environment has been nothing less that astounding.
I think shutting down the US government printing office would do more for the environment and for liberty!