Opinions were closely divided on whether or not a county-wide ban on plastic bags is a good idea.
Exactly half were opposed to the concept, while about 48 supported it. A small percent weren’t sure.
Here were some of the comments.
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“As hard as it is for me to remember to bring my own bags, I agree we need to do away with plastic bags! But where does the ten cents go when charged? I think it should go to a reusable cloth bag fund — each family will be given two cloth bags to start out with.”
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“Continuing to talk about whether plastic bags should stay or go illustrates how little we have evolved. If we bothered to look outside our borders once in a while we would see that others have long since figured this out.”
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“Enough goverment in our lives already. Plastic bags are OK — especially if you reuse them — sometimes many times. We don’t need government to tell us how to carry our fruit. They obviously don’t have enough to do. “
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“Enough with Big Brother, bring back paper bags and let us recycle them.”
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“I like the plastic bags and always get many uses out of them including shopping again. You can always buy a bag to use but I find they wear out and I always leave them in the car. My plastic bag I shove in my pocket or purse and it is always there. I know they have little bags to buy but again, $4 to $10 for a bag I can get for free and use over and over again. Get rid of paper bags; they rip and are awful when it’s raining and get wet.”
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“It’s just common good sense to bring our own bags to the store. What a big and positive difference it makes and for very little effort. I’ve used cloth bags for 20 years and it’s as easy as can be.”
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“It’s just so easy to bring your own canvas bags with you every time you shop. Wash them once a month and keep them in your car or carry them if you walk or bike to online casino the store.”
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“Let consumers choose for themselves and stop being fooled/quilted just because someone says something is “green.” I am the greenest person you will ever meet but that is because I don’t wait for someone to tell me what is and what isn’t green — I figure it out for myself. Plus, paper takes a lot more to produce and to recycle.
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“Plastic bags = urban tumble weeds.”
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“Someone has to pay for the paper bags and that revenue should not go to any one except the store.”
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“The solution is simple. With the technology of today, make bags out of biogradeable organic materials. You can then use them for garbage bags, or place them in the organic tote or the recycle bin. Let the opulent garbage industry sort it out.”
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“We Americans are spoiled. Some Europeans have been charged for bags for a long time. It is about time we change our habits for the good of all. Bringing bags isn’t a big deal once you form the habit.”
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“What’s next, government intervention on what kind of toilet paper I can use? These kinds of things are unbelievable. Enough is enough. Get all the laws, inspectors, ordinances out of our lives. How can people be productive and happy if they can’t make a single move without the police state getting in the way?”
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“It’s easy to carry your own bags. We all need to learn to do our part to improve our environment. I live beside Lynch Creek. The amount of plastic bags in and around the creek and the trail is ridiculous.”
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