Bag ban

Bette Midler California Bag Ban – No, It’s Not About Plastic Surgery

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2013

If ever you needed proof that some celebrities are dopes then the recent effort by a cast of millionaire limousine liberals to help pass a state wide bag ban in California should serve.  No, it’s not a bill to require plastic surgery, it would make the misnamed single use plastic grocery bag extinct across the […]

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“Green” Cleaner Responsible for Blaze

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2013

Thankfully no one was hurt but talk about an eye opener. Fire Lt. Kenneth Vincent said with the increase in people using “green” cleaning products, the number of chemical combustion fires is on the rise. Those are two words that should make any Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkie shudder – ‘chemical fire.’ That can’t be good for the […]

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The Human Cost of Plastic Bag Bans… (Updated – new link added)

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2012

What are the unidentified costs of banning disposable shopping bags?  I’ve been speculating for months. In this video PERC Lone Mountain Fellow Jonathan Klick argues that the presence of harmful bacteria (in reusable grocery bags whose use is mandated after plastic bag bans are put in place) creates a health cost that has not been […]

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A Spec of Common Sense in McAllen Texas

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2012

McAllen Texas rests in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, right along the border with Mexico.  And for now, at least, McAllen is not hopping on the plastic bag ban train to nowhere. If you have not been following my recent (bizarre and persistent) interest in this annoy environmental stupidity, towns and cities all […]

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Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills […]

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L.A. Plastic Bag Ban – By The Way…Reusable Bags Might Be Worse For The Environment

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2012

This is almost a palate cleanser but then it is not.   Apparently the LA plastic bag ban was motivated by celebrity goobers with green thumbs. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated […]

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L.A. City Council Votes 13-1 to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2012

  The Los Angeles city council voted 13-1 to ban plastic shopping bags in grocery stores.  There is a lengthy review and implementation process to follow but if all goes to plan within about 10-12 months the ban will be in force.  Paper bags will still be available for a ten cent fee.  I like […]

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