MrSteve007: FilmBELOH20: I love the ocean probably more than anyone on fark, but I use the paper bags to start fires in my fireplace, and the plastic ones to clean up after the enormous amount of shiat that a German Shepherd and a Jack Russel Terrier manage to leave in the yard. Will never be a bag recycler - just can't see it happening.[www.rei.com image 850x691]$8 a REI for 72 bags = that's $0.11 a bag, for fully compostable, non-plastic dog shiat bags.Surely if you can afford to feed a dog that large, you can afford not to fark up the planet with thousands of dog shiat filled plastic bags.
FilmBELOH20: I love the ocean probably more than anyone on fark, but I use the paper bags to start fires in my fireplace, and the plastic ones to clean up after the enormous amount of shiat that a German Shepherd and a Jack Russel Terrier manage to leave in the yard. Will never be a bag recycler - just can't see it happening.
spongeboob: I am torn on plastic bags I hate that they end up in the middle of the ocean as they slowly photodegrade and end up in side of marine life. However I also walk 3 dogs so I need plastic bags to pick up their crap.
The My Little Pony Killer: Well Debra Saunders, stop throwing your plastic bags all over the streets (and get your friends, neighbors, and the entire rest of the city to join you) and maybe nobody would consider banning the things.Seattle banned them a few years ago. People dealt with the fact that they're now either spending 5 cents for the privilege of bringing home more refuse with their groceries, or have manned up and gotten themselves the reusable bags. Nobody burst out into flames. Nobody was harmed by the legislation. Inconvenienced, sure, but we also don't have to walk along streets lined with plastic when we leave our homes.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Or you could just throw the reusable bags in when you wash your supply of bootstraps.
Incog_Neeto: I remember after the first time I go out, however having to remember to bring my own bags isn't any less obnoxious. On the plus side it makes me keep an eye out for the same ineffective BS laws that anyone tries to pass around here.
tortilla burger: What's ironic about this bag situation is that banning plastic bags is actually worse for the environment. People for the most part don't bring their own bags, and paper bag consumption has gone way up since the plastic bag ban in SF was instituted. Paper bags use way more resources (water, land, etc) to produce, more material per bag is necessary relative to plastic, and the production of paper bags produces more greenhouse gas emissions than plastic.I live under the tyranny of the plastic bag ban, and I tell you it's farking annoying as shiat.
Incog_Neeto: having to remember to bring my own bags isn't any less obnoxious.
Incog_Neeto: Every time I go to visit my family in California the fact that I can't just buy something and put it in a farking bag is goddamn annoying as piss.
sigdiamond2000: When making laws, California's lawmakers often ignore the most abiding of all laws, the law of unintended consequences. But in this state, if there's one group Sacramento can push around, it's not people who make the streets unseemly, and it's not the menaces to society; it's hardworking taxpayers who buy things. They are the softest target.We're talking about f*cking bags here, right?
Soup4Bonnie: They've gotten rid of plastic bags here in Seattle a while ago. Nobody has died yet.
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